Former Defence Ministry Sec Hemasiri Fernando Admitted To ICU Of Cardiology Unit At Colombo National Hospital

Former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been admitted to the ICU of the Cardiology Unit at the Colombo National Hospial.

Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara were summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today at 10 AM.

Police sources said there was a strong possibility that the two former defence bigwigs would be arrested today.

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed Acting IGP Senior DIG C.D. Wickramaratne to name Jayasundara and Fernando as suspects in the Easter Sunday attack and produce them in court.

The Attorney General previously instructed the Acting IGP to initiate criminal action on Jayasundara and Fernando over their failure to avert the Easter Sunday explosions.

De Livera has also recommended disciplinary and criminal action against nine senior Police officers, including three DIGs, over the same matter.

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