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Petition calling for Prez’s mental status dismissed with Rs. 100,000 as cost

7 January 2019 11:42 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A writ Petition filed calling for a medical report on President's mental status was dismissed by Court of Appeal today stating that the CA has no authority to hear the case.

The petitioner Thakshila Lakmali Jayawardena had filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal (CA) seeking an order directing the IGP to go to the District Courts to inquire into the state of mind of President Maithripala Sirisena.  

The petitioner was also ordered to pay Rs.100, 000 as legal cost.

Ms. Jayawardena filed the writ petition seeking the CA to issue a mandate in the nature of a writ of Mandamus against Fort Police Head Quarters OIC and the IGP directing them to institute judicial proceedings in District Courts by virtue of section II of the Mental Diseases Ordinance for the purpose of inquiring state of mind of President Sirisena. (Shehana Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 14

  • channa Monday, 07 January 2019 12:37 PM

    cunning shrude people are not mentally sick.

    Veda-mama Monday, 07 January 2019 02:53 PM

    Narrow escape.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 07 January 2019 12:45 PM

    The courts is correct, this fellow does not have a mental problem, he simply is a crook to the core surmounted with no education, poor ethics, no principles while holding the highest position in the country obtained similar to winning a lottery.

    Jani Monday, 07 January 2019 12:51 PM

    Demo Crazy... why we elect this idiot as our president

    Ruwan Monday, 07 January 2019 12:56 PM

    So President is mentally fit.

    BUSHEL Monday, 07 January 2019 01:25 PM

    Looks petitioner not fit

    JK HATTON Monday, 07 January 2019 01:46 PM

    Likewise, the court should ask Sirisena to pay for the lose the country incurred for those 51 days.

    Cha Monday, 07 January 2019 01:49 PM

    Ai salli

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 07 January 2019 01:52 PM

    Heads of government and semi-government institutions must be University Graduate.Does the Head of the Government meet this in Somalia?

    Angoda Andarei Monday, 07 January 2019 02:35 PM

    Time to send the petitioner for a check up

    Manula Monday, 07 January 2019 03:01 PM

    Social groups and socity should collect funds to pay the legal fees of 100K and see how much collected to see the real need of the hour.

    Cluless Monday, 07 January 2019 03:25 PM

    Not mentally I'll. He is a cunning fool who underestimated RW.

    Don Sandanayake Tuesday, 08 January 2019 04:43 PM

    62 million people are also mentally sick.Don

    Nandhini Tuesday, 08 January 2019 07:15 PM

    From my experience, sick people avoid mental check up. If a person is normal,no fear for check up.How can the court order to pay 1k? It is a police entry.


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