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Monday, 15 October 2012 - 12:52
TNA petition postponed ; 3 petitions filed against Divi - naguma Bill at Supreme Courts
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The writ petition filed by the Tamil National Alliance against the Divi-naguma Bill was taken up before the countries apex court today.

The petition which was initially filed before the appeals court by TNA Parliamentarian Mawei Senadhiraja was later referred to the Supreme Court.

Accordingly the case was taken up before a 3 judge panel headed by Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranaike today.

Attorney-at-Law S.L. Gunasekara appearing on behalf of the respondents  charged that he was yet to receive copies of the petition which was filed by the TNA in this regard.

The 3 judge panel there by decided to re-call the case on the 22nd of this month.

Moreover yet another petition was filed before the Supreme Court today challenging the writ petition which has been filed by the TNA countering the Divi-naguma bill.

The petition which was filed by the Jathika Helaurumaya will be heard before court on the 18th of this month.

Meanwhile 3 more petitions were filed before the Supreme Court today by 5 political parties challenging the Divi-naguma bill.

The petitioners in their petition question the North Central Province Governor's authority to sanction the bill which requires approval from the Northern Provincial Council in absence of a democratically elected council.

Leader of the Democratic Peoples front Mano Ganeshan speaking to our news team expressed the following views in this regard.

 

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