Maithripala comments on Easter attacks SC verdict

January 16, 2023 at 11:12 AM

Former President Maithripala Sirisena says the 85-page Supreme Court Verdict on the 2019 Easter attacks case does not directly implicate him over the attacks.

Commenting on the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Easter Attacks case, he said the verdict only states that despite officials being aware of the threats, the details had not been communicated to him, the President of the country. 

Addressing an event, Sirisena further said that, however, he has been ordered to pay Rs. 100 million in compensation, because as per the law, the President is responsible for the crimes committed by officials appointed by him.

Maithripala Sirisena also revealed that he has made arrangements to settle the compensation with the assistance of his close associates. (NewsWire)