Hearing Of Pujith Jayasundara's Fundamental Rights Petition Postponed To June 24 By Three-Judge Bench

The heading of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by IGP Pujith Jayadundara was postponed to June 24 by three-judge bench today.

The case was taken up before this morning before a three-judge bench comprising Buwaneka Aluwihare, Prasanna Jayawardena and T.B. Dehideniya.

Jayasundara filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court last month seeking an interim order preventing President Maithripala Sirisena from removing him from offie.

Jayasundara was sent on compulsory leave by President Sirisena following the Easter Sunday explosions.

The Police Chief refused to step down from his position, defying directives by President Maithripala Sirisena.

As a result, Sirisena was forced to appoint Wickremaratne as the Acting IGP, sidelining Jayasundara.

Wickremaratne's appointment as the Acting IGP was approved by the Constitutional Council.

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