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Findings, decisions and recommendations of Gota’s political victimisation commission quashed by the Supreme Court

Image: The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 08 December 2020.

Supreme Court issued a Writ of Certiorari quashing the findings, decisions and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry to inquire and obtain information to alleged incidents of political victimization of Public Corporations, Members of the Armed Forces and the Police Services in relation to Attorney at Law Janaka Bandara Officer of the Attorney General’s Department currently holding the post of Senior State Counsel. The Commission was appointed by former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Chairperson of the Commission Hon. Upali Abeyrathne is currently serving as Chair person of the Missing Persons Commission and the Right to Information Commission. Another member of the Commission Mr. Chandra Fernando is heading the Independent Police Commission.

Cases filed against the findings, decisions and recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization  related to few others too are pending at the Supreme Court. Among them are cases filed by senior lawyer J.C. Weliamuna, Presidential Council Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne and Present president of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Read the full judgment here: ca.writ -173-2021

 

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