A Supreme Court petition against the Government for its failure to prevent terrorist attacks

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 13:34


A fundamental rights petition has been filed against the government for its failure to prevent the deadly Easter Sunday terrorist attacks despite the warnings by the Intelligence.

Attorney-at-law, Nagananda Kodituwakku who is banned his practice for three years has filed this petition.

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defense Secretary, Hemasiri Fernando, IGP Pujitha Jayasundera and several others have been named as respondents.

The petitioner states that the Intelligence had provided information about the Easter Sunday terrorist attack to the government but it failed to prevent them.

Accordingly, the petitioner states that the government has committed a punishable offence under the Penal Code and the Criminal Code procedure.

The petitioner requests the Supreme Court to issue a decree to indict those public officials who failed to perform their duty and, pay compensation to the affected parties.


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