Court rules presidential pardon for Royal Park killer unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court ruled today (6) that former President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to pardon Jude Shamantha Jayamaha, who had been sentenced to death in connection with the Rajagiriya, Royal Park murder incident that caused a great controversy, was against the Constitution.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court annulled the presidential pardon granted by the former President Maithripala Sirisena, freeing the accused, and ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena had intentionally violated the Constitution through this act. Accordingly, the Attorney General ordered that the relevant accused who is currently abroad be taken to the country by using local and international conventions to take the necessary legal steps.

In addition, former President Maithripala Sirisena ordered that a compensation of 10 lakh rupees should be paid to the petitioner.

Meanwhile, the court issued another order to former President Maithripala Sirisena to pay compensation of one million rupees to the mother and sister of the aggrieved girl.

S. while ruling on a basic rights petition submitted by the women and media collective demanding that the presidential pardon granted to the defendant is against the constitution and invalid. A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Thurai Raja, Yasanta Kodagoda and Janak de Silva announced the orders.

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