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By Susitha R. Fernando


The Southern Provincial High Court issued an order today suspending the decision to remove Matara Mayor Upul Nishantha and appointing anyone else to the post following a writ application filed by him after he lodged a complaint that he was being removed for supporting Sarath Fonseka.

Provincial High Court Judge Devika Abeyratne made this order following a writ application filed by the mayor Upul Nishantha against Chief Minister of Southern Province G.W. Shan Wijayalal De Silva, Southern Provincial Council, Saman Dharshana Pandikorala, Commissioner of Local Government,  Deegoda Gamage Yasaratne, Deputy Mayor of the Matara Municipal Council and others as respondents.

Supporting the application counsel Saliya Pieris, instructed by Paul Ratnayake Associates informed court that the Matara Mayor who was appointed to the post at the 2006 Local Council Election had been politically victimized as he had supported Opposition Common candidate General Sarath Fonseka at the last Presidential Election.

He states that he was a strong supporter of the former Cabinet Minister Mangala Samaraweera and he openly supported General Sarath Fonseka at the election rallies and due to this he was subjected to various harassments.

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  • Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:38 AM

    seems to be atleast the law is working

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:38 AM

    Its nice to hear, at least our judiciary is impartial. It was clear the decision by the southern chief minister was politically motivated. Pls politicians set examples to common man by being honest. - Jaya we Lanka

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:47 AM

    Yes, the law is working and courts are still independent. But, if the courts ask Attorney General's opinion, it wil be the will of the President that will prevail.

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:51 AM

    Still our judiciary is strong. People can still have a hope of their future

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:56 AM

    you cant be serious!!

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 10:59 AM

    Hope this will continue

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:08 AM

    THIS PROVES OUR COURTS ARE INDEPENDENT, DON`T BEND TO POLITICAL PRESSURES

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:14 AM

    Justice not only done.Seems to be done. We believe still the law is independent.What a relief.

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:18 AM

    How easily and quickly we forget things.Stunning Orders are not at all new to us!! But everything will end in favour of the Rulers.
    can anyone recall the verdict on those MTV attack last month??

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:10 PM

    The Judiciary is the only hope for Sri Lanka to protect the flickering light of democracy, now ravaged by the the anti-democratic actions of a ruthless regime.

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:44 PM

    Anyone who supports SF must either lose his job or go to jail?


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