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Reconvening of Parliament challenged in SC

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A fundamental rights violation petition, claiming that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake couldn’t summon Parliament while the Supreme Court was hearing a case in respect of the dissolution of Parliament has been filed in the Supreme Court.

The petitioner is Former Navy Chief of Staff and Deputy Labour Minister (2013 to 2015) Rear Adm. Sarath Weerasekera. The petition pleaded that the action by the respondents are arbitrary and in violation of Article 12 (1) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

The Petitioner became aware that 13 applications had been filed in the Supreme Court on 12th of November 2018 seeking inter alia quashing the orders contained in the Extraordinary Gazette notification bearing number 2096/70 dated Friday 09th November, 2018 and interim relief including a stay order against the third to sixth respondents from acting in terms of the said Extraordinary Gazette.

The Petitioner seeks the court to grant leave to proceed with his application, declare that the Fundamental Rights of the Petitioner protected by Article 12(1) of the Constitution have been violated by the 3rd and 4th Respondents.



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