Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has petitioned the Supreme Court against the failure of the respondents to fully abide by an order in a previous fundamental rights case filed by the aggrieved parties in the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
On 12 January, the SC ruled the then president Maithripala Sirisena, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando, IGP Pujith Jayasundara, state intelligence chief Nilantha Jayawardena and national intelligence chief Sisira Mendis had violated FR rights of the petitioners by failing to prevent the attacks despite being pre-warned.
They were ordered to pay compensations ranging between Rs. 100 million and Rs. 10 million.
An ultimatum of six months was given to complete paying the compensation money.
Also, appropriate disciplinary action was ordered against Jayawardena.
Cardinal Ranjith, in his motion, notes that none of these orders have been met in full so far and seeks an opportunity to make the relevant submissions.
Part-payments of compensations
So far, Sirisena has paid Rs. 15 million to the victims of the terror attacks, Fernando Rs. 01 million, Jayasundara Rs. 1.7 million, Jayawardena Rs. 4.1 million and Sisira Mendis Rs. five million.