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* Supreme Court rejects another SLPP petition against rejection of nominations for four LG bodies
Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 10:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Colombo: The Supreme Court today decided to reject a petition filed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) against the rejection of the nomination lists submitted for the election of four local government bodies.

The Supreme Court dismissed the petitions filed against the rejection of nomination lists for the election of Panadura, Agalawatta, Mahiyanganaya and Thirappane Pradeshiya Sabhas without further consideration.

The order was given by a three-member Panel of Judges comprising Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, K. T. Chitrasiri, and Vijith K. Malalgoda.

The petition was filed by the Secretary of the Podujana Peramuna Sagara Kariyawasam pointing out that the rejection of the nomination papers for the Pradeshiya Sabhas was illegal.

State Counsels appearing for the Election Commission making submissions against the petition stated that the rejection of the nomination papers had been made according to the law and therefore, the decision cannot be challenged again in a court.

Considering the submissions, the three-member Supreme Court Bench decided to reject the petition as there was no legal basis to proceed with the petition.


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