The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a fundamental rights petition citing that fundamental rights of people have been violated due to the loss incurred by the government through the reduction of tax on imported sugar.
JVP Politburo member Sunil Hadunnetti and former Provincial Councillor attorney-at-law Sunil Watagala filed the FR petition in the Supreme Court.
Attorney General, Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundara, Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle and several others have been named as respondents.(Farook Thajudeen)