Trials connected to 2019 Easter bombings begins

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  • AG reads out indictment against former IGP Pujith Jayasundara

The Attorney General (AG) yesterday read out before the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar, the indictment consisting of 855 charges against former IGP Pujith Jayasundara regarding his failure to take appropriate action to prevent a terrorist attack on Easter Sunday of 2019 despite receiving adequate intelligence.

The Attorney General read out the charges when the case was taken up before a three-judge bench comprising of Justices Namal Balalle, Aditya Patabendige and Mohamed Irshadeen.

Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been charged with failing to take action to prevent a series of suicide bombings targeting Catholic churches and star hotels on Easter Sunday in 2019 despite receiving prior information.The Attorney General had filed 864 indictments under Sections 296 and 300 of the Penal Code, including attempted murder against the two former officials.