SUPREME+COURT+REJECTS+PETITION+FILED+TO+CANCEL+THE+PRESIDENTIAL+ELECTION
Friday, 04 October 2019 - 12:28
SUPREME COURT REJECTS PETITION FILED TO CANCEL THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
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The Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by former Galle mayor Methsiri de Silva requesting a writ order to revoke the gazette notification calling for the presidential election, stating the calling for nominations for the presidential election was illegal.

Meanwhile, General Secretary of the UNP Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that the petition has been made without the knowledge of the President or the SLFP.

The petition filed by Methsiri de Silva, the former Mayor of Galle and the SLFP district organizer for the Galle electorate, further requested for an injunction against accepting nomination papers on the 7th for the presidential election.

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