It was revealed in Supreme Court today (28th) that the report of the Attorney General’s Department relevant to the petition filed by the JVP at Supreme Court quoting 193 offences, stating KP possessed 7 ships, gold, foreign accounts, asking to reveal what happened to these assets during the period of Mahinda Rajapaksa regime and demanding that KP should be arrested has been presented to Supreme Court.
The report has been presented to Court through a motion but its contents have not been revealed to the media or the petitioners.
The counsels representing the petitioners have informed Supreme Court that a copy of the report was necessary for them to study the contents in the report. Attorney at Law Sunil Watagala, representing the petitioner, has said the Court has given the petitioner permission to obtain a copy of the report and its contents could be revealed to the media once the copy has been obtained.
On several occasions when the hearing took place, despite Supreme Court had ordered the Attorney General’s Department to study details given in the petition and present a report whether KP could be arrested or not, the Attorney General’s Department had failed to do so.
However, Attorney General informed Court on 31st August that investigations carried out until then did not reveal any evidence that would lead to arrest KP.
In today’s session Additional Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya and Senior State Counsel Priyantha Navana represented the Attorney General.
Next hearing to consider the report of the AG’s Department has been fixed to 12th November.