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Six including former President Maithirpala ordered to pay compensation to Easter attack victims

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The Supreme Court has decided former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former National Intelligence Chief Sisira Mendis and former Chief of State Intelligence Nilantha Jayawardena have violated the Fundamental Rights, by failing to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks despite receiving prior information.

Accordingly, they were ordered to pay compensation to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, Ada Derana reporter said.

The order was issued by a seven-member Supreme Court Judge bench, when a plaint filed regarding alleged negligence and failure to prevent the terrorist attacks on April 21, 2019, was taken up this morning (Jan. 12).

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