One of Sri Lanka’s top lawyers has been entrusted with preparing the documentation to file action on behalf of former President Maithripala Sirisena preventing initiating legal action against him based on recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) investigating the Easter Sunday attacks.
The lawyer whose son was a minister during the Yahapalana government is likely to file the application within the next two weeks.
The legal action is likely to come in the form of a writ applications in the Court of Appeal requesting an order preventing action being taken against Sirisena.
The move came as a senior SLFP source claimed that with the report is “politically biased” towards the former President and that the COI had heavily overstepped its mandate. He also noted that there were sections in the report which contradicted each other.
Issuing a statement, the SLFP meanwhile, questioned why the report had disregarded looking into those who had financed the bombers and protected them. It also accused the COI of taking a lenient approach towards former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and questioned why it did not investigate more into Pulasthini Rajendran alias ‘Sara,’ the wife of one of the suicide bombers, who is believed to have fled to India.