The Court of Appeal issued an injunction order today to temporarily suspend the Pudukudi-irippu and Maritimepattu Divisional Council elections that were scheduled to be held on the 24th of March.
This injunction order was issued in response to a petition filed by 02 displaced persons from the Manikfarm Camp.
These 02 displaced persons had filed the petition pointing out that the displaced at the Manikfarm Camp lose the opportunity to cast their votes on the proposed Election Day.
This petition also pointed out that the incompletion of the demining activities in the area too is an obstacle for the conduct of the election.
The Chairman of the Court of Appeal Judge S. Sri Skandharajah issued this injunction order after considering all these matters.
This petition will be taken up for hearing once again on the 24th of April.