THE+RESPONDENT+PARTIES+COMMENCE+THEIR+SUBMISSIONS+REGARDING+THE+CITIZENSHIP+PETITION+AGAINST+GOTABHAYA+RAJAPAKSA
Thursday, 03 October 2019 - 15:59
THE RESPONDENT PARTIES COMMENCE THEIR SUBMISSIONS REGARDING THE CITIZENSHIP PETITION AGAINST GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSA
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Submissions for the petition seeking an injunction order preventing Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna led join opposition Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa from being recognised as a Sri Lankan citizen, has commenced on behalf of the respondents in a petition seeking the suspension of the recognition of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as a citizen of Sri Lanka.

The Hiru court correspondent stated that the attorney on behalf of Vajira Abeywardena, Minister of Internal & Home Affairs is currently making his submissions.

The case is heard before a three-judge bench comprising of the president of the Court of Appeal Yasantha Kodagoda, Arjuna Obeysekera and Mahinda Samayawardena.

In addition to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Controller of Immigration and Emigration, the Commissioner of the Department of Registration of Persons, the Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, the Secretary to the Ministry, the Leader of the Opposition, the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department are named as respondents.
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