The Supreme Court today announced that the verdict in relation to the case filed against Former President Maithripala Sirisena and several others over failing to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks despite having prior intelligence information will be announced on the 12th of January.
The decision was conveyed by a seven member bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.
12 petitions were filed by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, the families of the victims of the attacks, Catholic priests and several others.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former Secretary of Defence Hemasiri Fernando are among the respondents cited in the case.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe was also cited as a respondent.
However, the Supreme Court recently decided not to proceed with the petitions that have named President Wickremesinghe as a respondent.
The decision was taken as the petitions have been filed against the incumbent President.
However, objections have been filed over naming the sitting President as a respondent in a case.
Following submissions made in relation to the President, the Supreme Court announced the ruling.