The Colombo Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday ordered the re-arrest of ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera, precisely three months after they have been granted bail by a neighborhood court docket which dominated there was no foundation for his or her arrests for allegedly failing to stop the Easter Sunday assaults.
Each Mr. Fernando and Mr. Jayasundera have been arrested in July after Lawyer Basic Dappula de Livera instructed the authorities to cost them for his or her failure to stop the Easter terror assaults that claimed 258 lives.
On July 9, they have been granted bail by Colombo chief Justice of the Peace Lanka Jayaratne who mentioned that the judiciary was not obliged to maintain folks in jail to please the needs of the police or anybody else.
The Colombo Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday ordered their re-arrest and the duo has been remanded till October 23.
The re-arrest order has come because of a revision utility filed by the Lawyer Basic.
Mr. Jayasundera and Mr. Fernando have been suspended by President Sirisena for his or her alleged inaction on the intelligence shared by India, which warned of an impending assault by Islamist militants, and thereby, failing to stop the suicide bombings on April 21.
Mr. Sirisena had appointed a three-member panel to probe the negligence by the highest officers regardless of the supply of intelligence inputs on the approaching assaults.
The 2 have been accused of negligence within the panel report. 9 different senior policemen have been additionally charged with negligence.
Each Mr. Jayasundera and Mr. Fernando have testified earlier than an ongoing parliamentary probe panel on the assaults. They claimed that there was discounting of the seriousness of the risk on the very highest degree.
The suicide assaults carried out by the native Jihadi group Nationwide Thowheed Jammath (NTJ) linked to the Islamic State triggered a political ripple as each Mr. Sirisena and his Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have been criticised for failing to stop the assaults.