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Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 8:33
Consideration of the petition against the local government demarcation gazette today
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The Writ petition filed by a group of voters from six local bodies pleading for an injunction order nullifying the very special gazette notification issued recently, deciding the demarcation of the local government bodies and the number of members in them, is scheduled to be taken up for hearing at the appeal court today.

The court will consider today whether to allow proceedings to the interim petitions filed by the Podujana Front Secretary and an attorney requesting that they too be permitted to intervene in the above-mentioned petition.

 While a group of residents from Kandy, Elpitiya, Colombo, Matara and Haali Ela have filed the petition, minister of provincial council and local government Faizer Mustafa and the Ministry secretary have been named in the petition as the defendants.

The petition first filed was taken up for hearing yesterday before the bench of Appeal Court judges L. T. B. Dehideniya,  Kumudinee Wickremesinghe and Srilal Gunaratne.

However PAFFEREL charges that there is an attempt to postpone the local government election by filing this petition .

Expressing his views to our news team PAFFEREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said that PAFFEREL too would intervene at the time the petition would be taken up for hearing.

We inquired from Election Commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya whether the local government election would be postponed because of this petition.

The Election Commission chairman said in response that he was not a defendant in the petition.

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