AG briefs Speaker on decision to seek arrest of interdicted judge

Attorney General Dappula de Livera met Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and discussed his decision to seek the arrest of interdicted Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.

The Constitutional Council had summoned the Attorney General to be questioned over the instructions he had issued to the Police to arrest Justice Gihan Pilapitiya.

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wikramarathne has appointed a five member committee to study instructions issued by the Attorney General to arrest interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitya over the controversial Ranjan Ramanayake telephone recordings.

The Attorney General had instructed the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya and produce him before court.

The AG’s Coordinating Officer Nishara Jayaratne had stated that the Attorney General directed the CCD to arrest Pilapitiya for conspiring to fabricate false evidence along with Ramanayake.  (Colombo Gazette)