May 22, 2020

Akila files FR petition

United National Party (UNP) General  Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking a declaration that the dissolution of the Eighth Parliament through a Proclamation by the President infringes on the Constitution as the new Parliament cannot meet by 2nd June 2020. 

This petition has been filed through Attorney-at-law Dinesh Vidanapathirana naming the Attorney General  as respondent.

The petitioner is also seeking an Interim Order staying the operation and effect of the dissolution of the Eighth Parliament through a Proclamation published in a gazette notification dated 2nd of March, 2020.  

(dailynews.lk)

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