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Hemasiri Fernando and Pujith Jayasundera remand extended till Nov. 06

Colombo, Oct 23 (BAN/ AD): On Wednesday the Colombo Magistrate’s Court extended remand of Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara till November 06.

The 2 officials are remanded on charges of criminal negligence and murder and have been accused of failing to take measures to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks despite having prior knowledge of the attack.

On Wednesday case was taken up at Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage , the Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris informed the court that further investigations are being conducted into the incident.

Responding to the request, Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage stated that the request should be made before Colombo Chief Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne. Further court extended remand till November 6 and told to report the progress of the investigations on that day.

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