SC postpones FR petition by IGP

The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara over the Compulsory Leave which was assigned to him by President Maithripala Sirisena, until June 24.

The FR petition was filed by the IGP, stating that although he was sent on Compulsory Leave, the President has no authority to grant such an order which he claims to have violated his fundamental rights.

The IGP had appeared before the Supreme Court earlier today (07) and had requested that the Supreme Court hear the petition and deliver an interim order to void the decision to send him on compulsory leave until the hearing concludes.

Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara was handed Compulsory Leave over investigations on the Easter Day attacks.