Justice Jayawardena Withdraws From GOTA’s FR Petition


Justice Priyantha Jayawardena refused to sit on the bench hearing the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa against his imminent arrest by the FCID, citing personal reasons.

The case was to be heard by a three member bench comprised of Justice Priyasath Dep, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Upali Abeyratne of the Supreme Court.

However, following the withdrawal of Justice Jayawardena, the case was fixed for May 25 for consideration.