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* Sri Lanka apex court issues injunction on Northern Province CM's instructions
Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 11:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 25, Colombo: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has issued an injunction preventing the Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran from implementing a series of instructions issued by him to limit the functions of the Province's Chief Secretary.

The apex court issued the injection when it heard a petition filed in the court by the Chief Secretary of the Northern Province Council Ms. R.Wijialudchumi.

In her petition Ms. Wijialudchumi has alleged that the Chief Minister's has interfered in her administrative functions and demanded to remove her from office.

A three-judge panel comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and judges K. Sripavan and Sathya Hettiarachchi heard the petition.

Chief Minister Wigneswaran has asked the government to remove Ms.Wijialudchumi from her post and appoint another SLAS officer of the majority party of the Council, TNA's choice.

However, the Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne has rejected the request since the Chief Secretary has not done anything wrong and that she has acted with responsibility based on the guidelines of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service.

The Chief Secretary in her fundamental right application has challenged the Chief Minister for infringing her fundamental rights to equality and equal protection of law as well as her fundamental rights to the freedom to engage herself or in association with others in any lawful occupation and the freedom of movement.

The Court granted leave to proceed with the Chief Secretary's rights application and the petition will be taken up for inquiry on the 14th of July.

The injunction on the Chief Minister will stand until the final determination of the fundamental rights petition.

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