Commission member Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole filed a fundamental rights petition.
The other petitioners include UNP chairman Kabir Hashim and party leaders Rauff Hakeem of the SLMC, ACPC’s Risath Bathiudeen, DPF’s Mano Ganeshan, JVP’s Anura Kumara Dissanayake and R. Sampanthan of the TNA.
Five more petitions have been filed by Lal Wijenayake, lawyer Anura Laksiri, G.T.C. Perera, R.A.S.B. Perera and the Centre for Policy Alternatives.