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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2430

Sri Lanka awaits verdict on legality of dissolution

Colombo, 12 November, (Asiantribune.com):

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court adjourned till 13 November to give its verdict on Fundamental Rights Petitions on the sudden dissolution of Parliament.

On 10 November, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament calling for elections on January 5, and convening the new Parliament on 17 January 2019.

Political parties such as UNP, JVP, ACMC, TNA filed against the dissolution on 12 November. The court took up the cases on the same day due to a request made by President’s Counsel Kanag-Isvaran, saying that the issue is one of grave urgency. The three bench court consisted of CJ Nalin Perera, Priyantha Jayawardena J and Prasanna Jaywardena J.

As the proceedings were not closed on 12th, the Supreme Court adjourned till following day 13 November to give its verdict on Fundamental Rights Petitions on the dissolution. Hearings are to resume at 10am on 13 November.

- Asian Tribune -

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