The Jaffna High Court today dismissed four petitions filed in the court seeking a writ order to prevent Police and the health authorities over attempts to stop Mahaviru commemoration in the Northern Province.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the petitioners informed Court that commemoration ceremonies are to be held in the Northern Province from 25th to 27th November. They requested the Court to issue an order preventing authorities from stopping those ceremonies.
He said additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena, Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara and Senior State Counsel Shahida Bari appeared on behalf of the respondents.
“The Court accepted the argument made by the State and the provisions of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution were discussed. The Court rejected the petitions and therefore the Police will take preventive action against unlawful assembly and commemorating LTTE cadres,” he said.
*** The Police will take preventive action against unlawful assembly and commemorating LTTE cadres.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)