JVP files a motion with regard to the President's seeking Supreme Court opinion
The JVP filed a motion today with regard to the President seeking the Supreme Court’s opinion on the possibility for him to contest for a third term.
Later JVP central working committee member Attorney-at-law Sunil Watagala told the media that the Supreme Court Registrar told them the time for oral submission was over.
However, Watagala is optimistic that the Supreme Court would consider their motion and grant an opportunity to make oral submissions.
Meanwhile, the Bar Association also sent a letter to the Supreme Court registrar saying that the time was inadequate to make written submissions with regard to the issue.
The Supreme Court Registrar sent the respective letter to the Bar Association on last Wednesday informing the Bar Association to send their written submissions on the issue before noon today.
The Bar Association in its letter stated that time is inadequate as yesterday was a public holiday.
Meanwhile, during a media briefing held in Colombo this afternoon, journalists inquired from Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya about the Supreme Court Registrar’s statement that denied JVP time for oral submissions with regard to the President seeking Supreme Court’s opinion on the possibility for the President to contest for a third term.
Answering journalists, Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya said that his association has also written a letter with regard to the same matter, and if his letter to the Supreme Court Registrar is not answered, his association has no alternative within the existing legal framework.
At the same time, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva expressed his views with regard to the President seeking the opinion of the Supreme Court.
Addressing a media conference organized by the UPFA in Colombo today, Minister de Silva said future action will be taken according to the mechanism recommended by the Supreme Court.