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Friday, 24 July 2015 - 19:33
Supreme Court rejects fundamental rights petition of Sajin Vass
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The fundamental rights petition filed by former MP Sajin Vass Gunawardana, challenging his arrest and detention, was dismissed by the Supreme Court today.

The petition was considered by a bench of three Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice K. Sripavan.

The senior lawyer appeared for the Attorney General told the court the suspect functioned as a coordinating secretary to the then Presidential Secretariat.

He said 300 vehicles belonging to the Presidential secretariat found missing after the Presidential Election.

During the investigations, it was revealed that 15 vehicles out of the missing were used by the suspect.

Having considered the submissions by the Attorney general’s lawyer, the bench of judges dismissed Sajin Vass Gunawardana FR petition.

Meanwhile, another fundamental rights petition filed by Nava Samasamaja Party national list candidate was taken for hearing today.

In his FR petition, NSSP national list candidate Senaka Perera stated that rights of other candidates have been violated as former president is contesting the general election while enjoying excessive state privileges.

After the respondent’s lawyers told court that their clients did not receive summons, the court ordered to call the case again on August 5th.

The elections Commissioner, the IGP, the Defence Ministry Secretary and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa have been named as respondents.

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