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Motion seeks full bench to hear fundamental rights petitions challenging President’s gazette notification

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 16, 2018 19:13

Motion seeks full bench to hear fundamental rights petitions challenging President’s gazette notification

A motion has been filed in the Supreme Court calling for the hearing of fundamental rights petitions challenging the gazette notification issued by the President dissolving Parliament before a full bench of the Supreme Court.
This motion has been filed on behalf of five intervening parties including Prof. G.L. Peiris. Through this motion a request has been made to take up these petitions for hearing before a bench comprising five or more judges of the Supreme Court. These intervening parties claim that they are requesting a full bench as these petitions contain a matter of constitutional and national significance. The Supreme Court issued a stay order last Tuesday temporarily preventing the implementation of the gazette notification issued by the President on the dissolution of Parliament. It is valid until the 07th of next month.
Attorney Nilantha Wijesinghe said that the Supreme Court issued a stay order suspending the implementation of the gazette notification until the 07th of next month. The country has reached a critical juncture due to a constitutional crisis. A motion was filed in Court today on behalf of the intervening parties. He said that through this motion they were requesting that the hearing of the petitions be taken up before a five judge bench or a fuller bench. As such they expect that through the mediation of the court that a certain decision would be reached for the resolution of this issue.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 16, 2018 19:13