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Thursday, 09 August 2012 - 19:22
Petitions filed against Z score issue authorized to be taken up before courts
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The petitions filed against the new Z score values were taken up for consideration before the Supreme Courts today.

Five petitions have been collectively filed before the Supreme Courts

in this regard, while one of the petitions was filed on Tuesday by 157 students representing the districts of Galle, Mathara & Hambanthota.

Yet another petition was filed before the Supreme Courts yesterday by 192 students representing the districts of Kurunegala, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Mathale, Puttlam Trincomalee & Rathnapura.

Moreover 3 more petitions were filed by 3 independent individuals with concern to the Z score issue.

All petitions filed in this regard were taken up before a 3 judge panel headed by Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayeke.

The panel during its initial consideration of facts presented within these petitions

noted that it was apparent that the fundamental rights of the petitioners had been violated.

Accordingly the 3 judge panel passed decree that the petitions be taken up in court for assessment on the 3rd of September.

Meanwhile the attorney appearing on behalf of the University Grants Commission stated before courts that students will not be enrolled into universities until all 5 petitions filed in this regard were examined.

Meanwhile Cabinet Media Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing today's cabinet media briefing noted that the government would

resolve the Z score issue in a manner which will not alienate students.

 

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