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Court rules that Wigneswaran’s sacking of NPC minister is illegal

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 5, 2019 19:27

Court rules that Wigneswaran’s sacking of NPC minister is illegal

The Appeals Court has ruled that the decision taken by former Northern chief minister C. V. Vigneswaran to remove former Northern provincial minister B. Denishwaran was unconstitutional.
The two-member judge bench comprising Justices Mahinda Samayawardena and Priyantha Fernando claimed that a chief minister does not have the authority to remove such individuals from office.
The Court ruled that only the governor of a province has been vested with the authority to sack a provincial minister from office. Denishwaran had filed a contempt of court case against Mr. Vigneswaran and two other provincial ministers by stating that they had failed to carry out an Appeal court order instructing to re-appoint him to office.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 5, 2019 19:27

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