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The Court of Appeal today fixed the writ petition disputing the citizenship of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for hearing on October 2nd and 3rd before a three-judge Bench.

The Bench comprising of Justices Yasantha Kodagoda (President/CA) and Arjuna Obeysekera fixed the matter for support and considering of granting of interim relief.

Romesh de Silva PC informed the Court that they would raise a preliminary objection on the maintainability of the petition.

Petitioners Gamini Viyangoda and Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, cited Controller General of Immigration and Emigration, Commissioner General of Registration of Persons, Minister of Internal and & Home Affairs, Ministry Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Acting IGP C.D. Wickremarathe, Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne, CID Director G.S. Abeysekera and CID Special Branch OIC Lalith Dissanayake as Respondents.

Suren Fernando appeared for the petitioners. Romesh de Silva PC with Ali Sabry PC, Sugath Caldera, Ruwantha Cooray and Harith de Mel instructed by Sanath Wijewardane appeared for  Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Gamini Marapana PC with Navin Marapana PC and Ganesh Dharmawardane appeared for Mahinda Rajapaksa. Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle appeared for the Attorney General. (S.S.Selvanayagam)

  Comments - 7

  • samson Monday, 30 September 2019 04:14 PM

    So on first day one judge will decline to sit and next day another will. When will a decision be given.

    TONY Monday, 30 September 2019 05:55 PM


    Anthony. R Monday, 30 September 2019 07:27 PM

    Can the Judiciary be trusted now ????

    Nali Monday, 30 September 2019 08:29 PM

    Judiciary we got high hopes on you, give out the right verdict just like in 2018

    Neo Monday, 30 September 2019 11:18 PM

    pathetic. whats the point of winning an election like this?

    Jaffna Logic Monday, 30 September 2019 09:43 PM

    The Judges would consider this case fairly only if they are openly given support for their physical safety by strong statements from the American Ambassador in Colombo.

    Hadeniya Tuesday, 01 October 2019 05:03 AM

    Why is this so complicated? He either has citizenship or he hasn't. He should be able to show proof. Why special treatment for this candidate? Another effort to drag this like he has been able to do with many other court cases.

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