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SC fixes FR against signing of agreements with the US for hearing on Jan 31

Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

Three Fundamental Right petitions filed against the signing of agreements Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact, Status of Forces Agreement and Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement with the United States have been fixed for support on January 31 for granting of Leave to Proceed.

The order was made a five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court. The Bench comprised Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluvihare,(Chairman) Justices Dehideniya. Murdu Fernando, S. Thurairajah and Gamini Amarasekara.

The three fundamental rights petitions have been filed by Government Medical Officers Association, Attorney-at-Law Dharshana Veraduwage and Ven. Anguruwelle Jinananda Thero.

The petitions seek an order declaring that the government's decision to enter into these agreements violates the Constitution. They also seek an issuance of an interim order preventing the signing of such agreements.

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