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* Petition against division of Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha to be taken up on Jan 8
Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 02:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: The Supreme Court today decided to hear the Fundamental Rights petition filed against the new delimitations of the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha on the 8th of January next year.

The petition has been filed by a former member of the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha H. P. Nandaraja requesting the court to void the gazette notification issued by the subject minister of the delimitation of the PC.

The petitioner claims the gazette notice issued demarcating the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha into three divisions - Ambagamuwa, Maskeliya and Norwood- is against the law and it violates the fundamental rights of the petitioner.

The gazette notice was issued by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha on the 2nd of November.

The petition was taken up before a bench comprising Chief Justice Priyasath Dep and Justice Anil Gunaratne.

The State Counsel who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General informed the Court that the Election Commission has not given any instructions regarding the petition.

Therefore, the State Counsel asked the court to provide time to obtain advice from the Election Commission.

The bench postponed the hearing till January 8 and ordered the Election Commission and the Attorney general to make submissions before the next date.


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