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Attorneys for the aggrieved party in the alleged murder of Sumith Prasanna Jayawardane, a resident of Embilipitiya, informed that they would be lodging a complaint with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) concerning the Second Judicial Medical Officer (JMO)’s Report produced.

Previously, lawyer, Udul Premaratne said that the said Report and in particular the opinions proffered in it and conclusions arrived at in it, were akin to a screenplay of a film.
The Second JMO Report was compiled by Chief JMO of Colombo, Dr. Ajith Tennakoon, the former President of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka, Dr. Uthpala Attygalle and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, Dr. Nanditha Asela Mendis.

Premaratne explained that they were planning on also obtaining an order from the Embilipitiya High Court to direct the SLMC to declare whether a JMO could make such pronouncements concerning disputed and debated aspects concerning ante-mortem matters in a post-mortem examination.
(RLJ)