The Court of Appeal has issued an interim restraining order preventing the arrest or recording of statements by the former Attorney General Dappula de Livera.
The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) had informed the former Attorney General by letters on three occasions to come to TID to record a statement regarding a statement made by him regarding the Easter Sunday terror attack while he was the AG.
The order was given by Justices Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and A. Marikkar. Shanaka Kure and Dimitra Abeysekera appeared on behalf of the former Attorney General along with President’s Counsel Romesh Da Silva.
The Court of Appeal has today issued a notice to the Inspector General of Police, the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, the Director of the Terrorist Investigation Bureau, its Station Commander, the President of the Sri Lanka Bar Association, the Attorney General, who were named as respondents in the petition, to appear before the court on May 10.
When this petition was called, a government lawyer from the Attorney General’s Department appeared before the court and said that she had not received any proper instructions regarding this petition.