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Contempt of Court action against Wigneswaran; CA reserves order

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Court of Appeal on Tuesday reserved its order the preliminary objections raised by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran in the contempt of court action filed against him by Provincial Council Minister B. Denishwaran.

Contempt of Court proceedings have been filed by B.Denishwaran alleging that Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran and Ananthi Sasitharan and K.Sivanesan have willfully acted in contempt of the Court of Appeal order since they prevented him from acting as a Minister of the Northern Province.

President’s Counsel K. Kanag-iswaran appearing for Wigneswaran raised several preliminary objections on the maintainabillity of the Contempt of Court proceedings. He pleaded that the Court of Appeal has no jurisdiction to hear this application in terms of the provisions of the constitution.

The Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprised Justice Kumuduni Wickremesinghe and Justice Janak de Silva.

Northern Province Chief Minister and former Supreme Court Judge C.V. Wigneswaran and two others appeared before Court of Appeal yesterday over a complaint that they have intentionally acted in contempt of the Court of Appeal order.

 

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