Supreme Court dismisses Fundamental Rights petitions challenging election date
The seven Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament and General Elections from holding on June 20, were dismissed by the Supreme Court without hearing them.
Accordingly, the Five-Judge bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, and Vijith Malalgoda unanimously decided to dismiss the seven petitions filed challenging the elections date.
The Attorney General, on behalf of the President, Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, and Members of the Commission N. J. Abeysekara and Ratnajeevan Hoole have been named as respondents of the petition.
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That is a clear and resounding message to the Elections Commission to proceed with the conduct of the elections without further delay.
The Covid 19 pandemic in SL is under total control, thanks to the valiant efforts of our Ranaviru.
The EC members should immediately terminate the deprivation of adult universal franchise to the voters of SL who are yearning to provide 2/3rd majority to HE to proceed with ruling the Nation according to the ‘Visions for Prosperity’.
EC members should serve the nation diligently instead of using official GOSL transport to carry overseas returned Covid 19 carrying children from isolation in Negombo to EC offices in Colombo and then to Jaffna.
By this action, the EC member flouted Govt regulations on use of official GOSL vehicles and subjected hardworking EC staff in the EC office to Covid 19 infection. Shame.