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* Sri Lanka's apex court dismisses opposition party's petition regarding Uva PC
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 07:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) against the redistribution of seats in the Uva Provincial Council.

A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justices K. Sripavan and Priyantha Jayawardana did not grant leave for the petition filed by UNP Badulla district parliamentarian Harin Fernando when it was taken up for hearing today.

Parliamentarian Harin Fernando who is slated to hand over nominations to contest to the Uva Provincial Council election filed a petition Monday in Supreme Court against the Election Commissioner.

The MP cited in his petition that the change of the distribution of seats of Uva Provincial Council violated his human rights.

Speaking to media after handing over the petition, MP Fernando said that the allocation of seats in the Provincial Council caused injustice to Badulla district. He argued that the number of voters is more important than the area when distributing seats in the Provincial Councils.

MP Fernando is expected to resign from his membership in parliament on August 05 to contest the election as UNP Chief Minister candidate for Uva Provincial Council.

The Department of Election has decided to reduce three seats of Badulla district of Uva Province and add them to Moneragala district. Accordingly, the number of seats in Badulla district reduces to 18 while Moneragala district will have 14 seats.

Addressing a media briefing last week the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said the number of seats for the Badulla and Moneragala Districts were allocated based on the population and geographical features.

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