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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 10:34
CoA issues interim injunction against delimitation gazette
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The Court of Appeal has issued an Interim Injunction until 4th of December preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification released recently with regard to the delimitation of Local Government authorities.
 
The petition against the Gazette was taken before the panel of 3 Appeal Court judges headed by Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya today (22).
 
Justice Kumuduni Wickramasinghe and Justice Shiral Gunarathna were the other two members on the panel.
 
6 persons from Colombo, Kandy, Matara, Embilipitiya, and Hali Ela filed this petition against the delimitation Gazette.
 
The Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faizer Mustapha, Ministry Secretary and the Attorney General were cited as respondents in this petition.
 
Meanwhile, the Additional Election Commissioner, M.M. Mohamed told us that the Commission expects to meet soon to discuss the matter.
 
Earlier, the Election Commission stated that the Gazette with regard to calling nominations for the Local Government Polls would be released on 27th of November.

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