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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 9:37
Hearing of petitions against parliament dissolution continues today
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The hearing of The Fundamental Rights petitions submitted against the dissolution of parliament will continue today.

The Supreme Court decided yesterday to postpone the hearing untill 10 this morning.

The relevant petitions would be taken up for hearing before a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Priyantha Jayawardhana and Prasanna Jayawardhana.

The UNP, JVP, Tamil National Alliance, Tamil Progressive Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and All Ceylon People’s Congress have now filed petitions against the dissolution of parliament.

In addition, Election Commission member, Professor, Rathnajeevan Hoole, , Attorneys-at-law from the Centre for policy alternative, Anura Laksiri and Lal Wijenayake and two other individuals have also filed petitions .

The petitions were taken up for consideration on Monday morning, however  the hearing was adjourned until 2 pm, to allow time for the Attorney General or his representative to appear before Court.

The hearing continued following the attorney general appearing before Court at 2 pm.

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya making submissions before the court requested more time to make further submissions, as the decree under consideration had been issued by the President.

However the Supreme Court rejected the request and decided to take up the petitions for hearing again at 10 this morning.

Accordingly it is expected that the attorney general’s view will be submitted to the Supreme Court today.

The group that have been named as respondents of these petitions include the Attorney General, Presidential Secretary, the Election Commission and its chairman.

 



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