Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (15) asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the charges made against him through the fundamental rights petitions in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks.
His request seeks the consideration of new developments and situation that have been brought to light by UK’s Channel 4 television as well as a parliament select committee that is to be appointed to inquire into the revelations.
The SC was taking up 12 FR petitions in which Sirisena and several others have been ordered to pay compensations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks.
Lawyers for one of the petitioners told the court that they will file contempt of court charges against the respondents for their failure to comply with the order to pay compensation.
Further hearings are fixed for 04 November.