Further consideration of Court of Appeal petition over LG Elections postponed

Further consideration of Court of Appeal petition over LG Elections postponed

Further consideration of the petition filed in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to nullify the gazette issued on holding the Local Government Elections, was postponed to November 22.

The petition was taken up today, before a three- judge bench consisting of Court of Appeal President, Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and Justices Kumudini Wickremesinghe and Shiran Gunaratne.

The petition requests the gazette notification issued by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, containing the recommendations of the Delimitation Sub-committee to be concluded as illegal, and to be made null and void through a writ of mandamus.

The petition had been filed by six voters representing six Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Colombo, Kandy, Hali-Ela and Matara areas.

Court permitted the Chairman of the National Elections Commission to appear for the petition as an intermediary.

Court also permitted the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna and the United National Freedom Front to appear as intermediaries.

The Campaign for Free & Fair Election and the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections will also serve as intermediaries for the petition.

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