Colombo, July 2 (newsin.asia) – A team of Sri Lankan criminal police have arrested former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fenando and former Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara, following instructions made by the Attorney General to charge them over ‘grave crimes against humanity’ over their negligence to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the two officials were taken under CID custody while they were receiving treatment at two separate hospitals in Colombo.
Attorney General Dappula de Livera on Monday wrote to the acting police chief urging him to bring charges against his predecessor, IGP Pujith Jayasundara, and the former defence secretary, Hemasiri Fernando.
“There is sufficient information to prove negligence of official duties … and criminal negligence. It is also considered a grave crime against humanity under international law,” Livera said in the letter.