SC verdict on gazette dissolving Parliament at 4 pm today

Supreme court of Sri Lanka

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.

The Supreme Court last Friday (Dec. 7) concluded the hearing of the petitions filed challenging the Gazette notification dissolving the Parliament after four consecutive days of court hearings, however no date was fixed for delivering the verdict in the case.

The judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices consisting of Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Priyantha Jayawardena, Prasanna Jayawardena, Sisira de Abrew, Vijith Malalgoda, Buwaneka Aluwihare and Murdu Fernando commenced hearing the petitions on the 4th of December.

Sri Lanka was on the edge, ahead of the crucial Supreme Court ruling on President Maithripala Sirisena’s controversial sacking of Parliament and call for a snap election that pushed the country into unprecedented political turmoil.