Hirunews Logo
Petition+Seeks+Disqualification+Of+Fonseka+As+MP
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 16:39
Petition Seeks Disqualification Of Fonseka As MP
3,305

Views

Former Southern Provincial Councilor Ajith Prasanna today sought from the Supreme Court a writ order in the nature of co-warranto declaring the disqualification Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as a Member of Parliament.

The petitioner argues that Fonseka was not a candidate of the UNP and therefore it violated the people's franchise rights to appoint him as a MP of the party.

Fonseka, UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya and General Secretary of the Parliament are among the respondents of the case.

The Centre for Policy Alternatives also filed a Fundamental Rights petition against Fonseka's appointment recently. This is the second petition filed with the Supreme Court challenging Fonseka's appointment.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
11 Views
580 Views
5,413 Views
9,039 Views
76 Views
13,701 Views
Top