Former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, and other respondents are scheduled to appear before the Supreme Court today (15) in connection with the Easter Attack compensation case.
On January 12th, a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court had ordered them to pay compensation to the victims of the Easter Sunday attack. However, as the respondents have reportedly not complied with these orders, they have been summoned to court to address a petition that seeks to take action against them on charges of contempt of court.
Multiple petitioners have filed a motion, asserting that the respondents have failed to adequately compensate the victims. The court’s actions in this case highlight the importance of ensuring that those affected by the tragic events receive appropriate compensation and that court orders are upheld.