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SLPP to move court for PC polls

21 January 2019 11:24 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will move the Supreme Court on a fundamental rights application seeking the conduct of the elections to the provincial councils.

Addressing press conference, SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said two former Chief Ministers - S.M. Ranjith of the North Central Provincial Council and Mahipala Herath of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council - would go to court on behalf of the party.

“We are litigating on this. We are preparing the legal case,” he said.

He said the elections had not been conducted for one and half years to six provincials. He said expenditures were made without the elected representatives, and it was illegal and unconstitutional.

Also, he said the SLPP was not opposed to the conduct of elections to all nine provincial councils on the same day.

Referring to a Minister’s remarks that the provincial council, presidential and parliamentary elections would be conducted the same day, Prof. Peiris said it was another pretext to postpone elections. He said the provincial council elections should not be tied up with anything. (Kelum Bandara)



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  Comments - 5

  • Ram Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:17 AM

    Many things that happened in the recent past upon your advice failed. Let us wait and see if your advise will succeed this time

    Kalana Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:22 AM

    I am really surprised about your mentality about politics in srilanka. As you are a well respected academic in our country why do not you use your intelligence for the benefit of our people instead of backing outdated politician

    Chari Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:34 PM

    Timely Elections are the People's Right. This cannot be taken away....if we are still a Democratic Nation.

    Lawyer Tuesday, 22 January 2019 04:58 PM

    Please retire. Go home and earn a well deserved rest following your academic career. Don't make a fool of your self.

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:56 AM

    Courts Ido not think has the power to call for elections it is the responsibilty of the parliament as directed by the constitution. If not we will have elections every few months as things seen

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