Supreme Court issues Historic Interim Order suspending the operation of the Presidential Pardon granted by President Rajapaksa to Duminda Silva and directs the CID to place Murder Convict under the custody of prisons with immediate effect

By
Lakmal Sooriyagoda

The Supreme Court today issued an Interim Order directing the CID to place Duminda Silva under the custody of prisons with immediate effect.

The Attorney General was directed to assist the CID to implement this interim order while reporting to court the progress of the implementation of the Interim Order.

The Court also issued an Interim Order impounding Duminda Silva’s passport.

In a historical order, the Supreme Court issued an Interim Order suspending the operation of the Presidential Pardon granted by the President to former parliamentarian Duminda Silva.
This order will be effective until the final determination of the three Fundamental Rights petitions.

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