• Last Update 2023-09-25 22:48:00

Former AG submits 7-page objection letter to TID


Former Attorney General Dappula de Livera has been recalled to appear before the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) on April 21  after he submitted a seven page objection letter to the TID  against summoning him for a statement on the Easter Sunday attacks. 

Two officer who turned up Mr de Livera's residence handed over the letter requesting him to appear at the TID.

Earlier in the day though the former AG was summoned only his junior counsel Damithri Abeysekare appeared before the TID and handed over the objection letter to TID Director Senior Superintendent of Police Prasanna Alwis.

The letter containing 12 points highlighted that summoning of an Attorney General as a witness under the Criminal Procedure Code is a violation of the law. 

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe recently said a statement will be obtained from the former AG over his controversial statement. 

The Minister said the former AG will have information useful for further investigations into the attacks. 

Mr. de Livera two years ago stated there was a grand conspiracy behind the 2019 Easter attacks. He said foreign violent extremist religious ideology was imported to Sri Lanka at some point that played a crucial role in the attacks. His controversial statement included that there were some who abetted and directed the suicide bombers as a part of the grand conspiracy. 

During his tenure as the AG, de Livera announced that he is unable to present charges as CID investigations were incomplete. 

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