Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam, PC, yesterday (22) assured the Supreme Court that former AG Dappula de Livera, PC, wouldn’t be arrested over his controversial assessment pertaining to the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. This assurance was given when a petition filed by the former AG Livera was taken up before the court yesterday morning
De Livera was summoned before the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) on several occasions, to record a statement on his controversial statement pertaining to an alleged conspiracy behind the Easter Sunday attacks.
The former AG filed a petition on 24 April, asserting that the police were not authorised to question his actions during his tenure as the AG. Such treatment would affect his privileges as an ex-Attorney General, he added. Therefore, the former AG sought an order through the petition, preventing the TID from arresting and recording statements from him.
De Livera is on record as having said that there was a grand conspiracy behind the series of bomb attacks that took place on 21 April 2019, killing 269 persons and injuring over 500 others.