Court rejects former President’s request to release him from Easter Sunday attack lawsuits | Sri Lanka News

A request made by former President Maithripala Sirisena that he be released from several civil lawsuits filed by the victims of Easter Sunday attacks was today rejected by Colombo District Court.
The relatives of those who have died during the suicide bomb blasts took place in Colombo and individuals who injured had filed 128 lawsuits before Colombo District Court claiming compensations from former President Maithreepala Sirisena and several others.
President's Counsel Faizer Mustapha appearing for the former President made a request to release his client from these cases. He further contended that there is no legal basis to proceed with these lawsuits.
President's Counsel Shamil Perera appearing for the aggrieved party raised objections for the request and said the application to release the defendant from the cases is contrary to the provisions of Civil Procedure Code.
The victims alleged that the defendants including former President Sirisena have failed to perform their official duties entrusted to prevent the terrorist attacks that took place on April 21, 2019 which caused irreparable damages to them. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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