Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Supreme Court begins hearing of FR petitions against Yugadanavi agreement
Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 01:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court today commenced the hearing of fundamental rights petitions filed seeking to quash the Cabinet decision to transfer 40% of the government-owned shares of the Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant to U.S. Company New Fortress Energy.

The petitions are considered before a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and comprising Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda, LTB Dehideniya.

The petitions were filed by Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero, General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Wasantha Samarasinghe and Secretary of the Ceylon Electricity Board Ranjan Jayalal.

The petitions name 54 respondents including the Prime Minister and the cabinet, Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary to the Ministry of Energy, Public Utilities Commission and its Chairman, Ceylon Electricity Board and its Chairman, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and its Managing Director, West Coast Power Pvt. Ltd., New Fortress Energy, USA and the Attorney General.

Although the Attorney General appeared on behalf of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and other members of the Cabinet who are respondents to the petitions, President’s Counsel Uditha Igalahewa appeared privately on behalf of Cabinet Ministers Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Udaya Gammanpila.

The three cabinet ministers, who oppose the agreement, have decided to present their case through a separate panel of lawyers before the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to transfer 40% of the Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi power plant to an American company.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Former Minister Rajitha’s ‘white van media conference’ case fixed for 15 March
-- [0 minutes ago]
Island wide Dengue eradication program today and tomorrow
-- [15 minutes ago]
Navy nabs suspect with Crystal Methamphetamine in Talaimannar
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Japan grants equipment worth Rs. 400 million to Sri Lanka hospitals
-- [1 hour and 51 minutes ago]
Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara contracts Covid-19
-- [2 hours ago]
HNB FINANCE wins Marketing & Branding Initiative at ABF Awards
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to construct four flyovers with Hungarian financial aid to ease traffic congestion
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank raises policy interest rates to strengthen macroeconomic stability
-- [3 hours ago]
Court to decide on former Defense Secretary on February 18th
Chrissworld PLC engages CDS for registrar services

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.