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Breaking: SC Nullifies Maithri’s Presidential Pardon to Royal Park Murderer

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In another landmark judgement, the Supreme Court ruled that former President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to grant a Presidential pardon to Royal Park murder convict Don Shamantha Jude Anthony Jayamaha was arbitrary and not valid in law.

The Women & Media Collective organization filed a Fundamental Rights petition challenging the legality of former President Sirisena’s decision to grant a presidential pardon to the Royal Park murder convict.

Following this judgment, the Supreme Court ordered the authorities to take necessary legal steps to implement the sentence imposed on Jude Jayamaha.


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