The Criminal Investigation Department today informed the Supreme Court that Reverend Father Cyril Gamini will not be arrested over a recent statement he made pertaining to the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.
The submission was made by Additional Solicitor General Rohantha Abeysuriya who was representing the Attorney General in the case.
Additional Solicitor General Rohantha Abeysuriya informed court that the CID Director yesterday in writing confirmed to the Attorney General that Reverend Father Cyril Gamini will not be arrested over the Easter Sunday attacks incident.
Reverend Father Cyril Gamini filed a Fundamental Rights petition seeking an order preventing him from being arrested by the CID.
The Inspector-General of Police, the Attorney General, the CID Director and the Head of the State Intelligence Service were named as respondents in the petition.
According to the petition, Director of the National Catholic Center for Social Communications Reverend Father Cyril Gamini has stated that he has received information that steps are being taken to arrest him based on a complaint lodged by the Head of the State Intelligence Service.
Accordingly, he has requested the Supreme Court to issue an order preventing him from being arrested by the CID.
The petition was taken up this morning before a three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Vijith K. Malalgoda, P Padman Surasena and LTB Dehideniya. The petition will be taken up once again on the 7th of April.