Attorney-at-Law Hejaaz Hizbullah and his wife Maran Califa yesterday withdrew the writ application they had filed in the Court of Appeal against the third extension of his detention order.
Hizbullah was produced before the Fort Magistrate on February 18, 2021, and remanded.
He was arrested by the CID in connection with the Easter Sunday suicide blasts of April 21, 2019.
Hizbullah and his wife told the Court of Appeal, that since Hizbullah had been produced before a Court of law, it was not necessary to proceed with the Writ Application against his earlier unlawful detention.
Romesh de Silva, President’s Counsel, appeared with Niran Anketell and Shanka Cooray, instructed by Sanath Wijewardane Associates.
The Court of Appeal bench comprised Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola.
In the Easter Sunday carnage of April 21, 2019 Zahran Hashim led a group of Islamic terrorists in a series of suicide attacks targeting churches and leading tourist hotels, killing 256 and injuring more than 500.