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Declare presidential poll gazette illegal; petition

3 October 2019 04:32 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A petition was filed in the Supreme Court today requesting to issue a writ order declaring the gazette notification to call for the presidential election was illegal.

The petition was filed by former Galle Mayor Methsiri De Silva.

In an extraordinary gazette issued on September 18, the Elections Commission (EC) declared that the presidential election would be held on November 16.

According to the EC's gazette, nominations for the poll would be called on October 7.

  Comments - 7

  • Sando Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:08 PM

    Crazy,,,,,,Crazy......Where is this Country heading.

    Samson Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:14 PM

    Why wait so long to file a petition.

    Gamage Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:21 PM

    Gota need time to resolve citizenship

    Ralahamy Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:32 PM

    Does this give us a clue that one of the candidates will become ineligible to contest? What a country to live! thawath Inna Hithena Ratak!

    joshua Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:33 PM

    another laughing stock of politicians. Was he incited by SLPP ??

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 03 October 2019 05:59 PM

    It looks like that people of Sri Lanka don't know wether their coming or going. Confution created by the polititions and the judiciary. ' Kadahaliya" in motion.

    AJANTHA ABEYRATNE Thursday, 03 October 2019 06:29 PM

    This bugger is a M3 henchman.This is an outcome of sajith's meeting with M3.

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