Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka today filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to stay the operation of findings and recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe incidents of political victimization.
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka had named the commissioners of Presidential Commission retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne, retired Court of Appeal Judge Chandrasiri Jayatilake and former IGP Chandra Fernando, Commission Secretary Pearl Weerasinghe, Cabinet of Ministers and the Attorney General as respondents.
The petitioner stated that the recommendations and decisions made in several instances against the petitioner are purely on the basis that he was a member of the National Executive Council or Anti-Corruption Unit.
The petitioner stated that the recommendations of the PCoI are unreasonable, arbitrary and breach of his legitimate expectations. He further said recommendations would affect his political career.
Dissanayaka reiterated that the petitioner at no time consented to be a member of the Anti-Corruption of Inquiry.
The JVP leader stated that on an overall basis the petitioner among other persons has been found guilty of the following wrongdoings.
(A). The petitioner is said to have committed the offence of corruption in terms of section 70 of the Bribery Act.
(B). The petitioner is said to have committed offences against Public Property.
(C). The petitioner by implication is said to have wielded the influence of the Director in charge of the Anti Corruption Committee.
The petitioner is seeking an Interim Order restraining respondents from taking any steps in respect of the petitioner based on the Presidential Commission report


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