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Verdict on former Defence Secretary over Easter Sunday Massacre on Feb 18

The hearing of the case filed against Hemasiri Fernando the former Defence Secretary on the allegation of failing to avert the Easter Sunday Massacre despite receiving intelligence was concluded today (19).

Accordingly, the verdict of the case will be declared on the 18th of next month, announcing whether Mr. Fernando will be acquitted from the charges or the defendant’s statement will be call in, said the Trial At Bar of the Colombo High Court.

This was when the case was taken up before the Bench comprising Justices Namal Balalle, Aditya Patabendige and Mohammed Irshadeen today.

Deputy Solicitor General Sudarshana De Silva appearing for the complainant stated that the hearing of evidence will be concluded.


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