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* Sri Lanka Supreme Court resumes hearing of petitions against dissolution of Parliament
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 01:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The seven-Judge Bench of Sri Lanka Supreme Court has commenced hearing the petitions filed against the dissolution of the parliament, for the second day today.

The seven-Judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice Nalin Perera commenced hearing of the petitions yesterday. The bench incudes justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, Prasanna Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda, and Murdu Fernando in addition to the Chief Justice.

During today's hearing the Attorney General made submissions to the bench.

Thirteen fundamental rights petitions were filed at the Supreme Court by political parties, and other individuals on November 12the requesting the apex court to declare President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve parliament and call snap elections is in violation of the constitution and annul the order.

Political parties including United National Party (UNP), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) as well as civil society organization, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Attorney Aruna Laksiri and a member of Elections Commission Prof. S. R. H. Hoole have filed petitions.

Ten members of Parliament representing the ruling party have filed a petition seeking permission to intervene in the hearing of the petitions against the dissolution of the Parliament.

This petition has been filed by MPs Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Chandima Weerakkody, Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sisira Jayakody, Chandrasiri Gajadheera, John Seneviratne and two others.

 

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