AG wants more time on KP

AG wants more time on KP

February 19, 2015   03:45 pm

The Attorney General’s Department on Thursday (19) sought more time from the Court of Appeal to submit a comprehensive report with respect to the Writ Application filed against Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP).

Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath informed Justice A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Justice Vijith Malalgoda that the AG department is not in a position to provide sufficient extracts in order to determine on the nature of action to be taken against KP.  

Earlier, the Appeal Court informed the AG to submit an investigation report on KP who was one time LTTE’s arms procurement wing leader and ‘international secretariat’.

The Appeal Court also issued an Interim Order and directed the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration to prevent KP from leaving the country on 5 February.

The Writ Application was filed by Parliamentarian and Propaganda Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP),  Vijitha Herath, last month.

The respondents for the case include the Army Commander, Inspector General of Police, and Controller General of Immigration and Emigration Department. 

Senior Counsel Upul Kumarapperuma appeared on behalf of the petitioners. The case will be taken up for hearing on 26 February.

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