Day: December 13, 2018

President should respect the SC’s verdict – Ranil Wickremesinghe

Leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe says he trusts that President Maithripala Sirisena will promptly respect the judgment of Court.



Sri Lanka court rules parliament dissolution illegal in setback for president

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, a setback for the embattled leader in his dispute with an ousted prime minister.



SUPREME COURT RULES DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT ILLEGAL

The Supreme Court today ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Parliament was unconstitutional and illegal.



Reading of the judgment on the petitions against the dissolution of Parliament begins

Reading of the judgment by the 7-judge panel on the petitions against the dissolution of Parliament has commenced short a while ago.



UNP wants full bench over MR’s petition

Lawyers of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe have filed a Petition in the Supreme Court seeking a fuller Bench to hear Mahinda Rajapaksa’s appeal against the interim order given by the Court of Appeal barring him and the cabinet from functioning.



SC verdict on gazette dissolving Parliament at 4 pm today

The Supreme Court verdict on the 13 Fundamental Rights petitions filed against Gazette 2096/70, issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, dissolving Parliament, will be delivered at 4 pm today.



Residents of Katuwana surround police in protest against a death of an individual – protestors tear gassed

A group of residents surrounded Katuwana police in protest of the death of an individual in Katuwana – Bengamukanda last night.



Sri Lankan rupee ends lower as foreign sell-off continues

The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Wednesday, as foreign investors continued to exit from bonds and stocks as a lingering political crisis weighed on sentiment ahead of a key ruling by the island nation’s Supreme Court.