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Deshabandu’s appointment as IGP challenged before Supreme Court

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Colombo, March 07 (Daily Mirror) -  A Fundamental Rights petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking an order preventing Deshabandu Tennakoon from functioning as the Inspector General of Police.
The Anti Corruption Movement affiliated to the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) filed this petition, further seeking a declaration that newly appointed IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon is unfit to hold public office including any post in the Sri Lanka Police Force.
Convener of the Anti Corruption Movement Niroshan Padukka and Committee Member Ananda Palitha filed this petition naming IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon, members of the Constitutional Council, members of the National Police Commission and the Attorney General as respondents.
The petitioners stated that the appointment of Deshabandu Tennakoon as IGP by the President on February 27 is contrary to the rule of law and violating the provisions of the Constitution.

  Comments - 14

  • Wiseman Thursday, 07 March 2024 06:23 PM

    It would be a surprise if the SC rules current IGP's appointment should be annulled.

    Onlooker Friday, 08 March 2024 04:04 AM

    Expect ho hurry but case will drag in till elections end of the year and he has returned favours to TiRaNil.

    Sri Lankan/Aussie Thursday, 07 March 2024 06:24 PM

    When will the Teledrama ever end. Never I think

    Rip Winkle Thursday, 07 March 2024 10:58 PM

    It's a comedy, mate. A comedy of ridiculous proportions.

    Lk Thursday, 07 March 2024 07:02 PM

    You need to challenge the appointment of Ranil first There is no Democracy in SL but an institutional dictatorship in the name of democratic tradition

    Crooked Ruler Thursday, 07 March 2024 07:11 PM

    The wrong doers is not Deshabandu but, the President, who made the appointment.

    Ram Thursday, 07 March 2024 09:18 PM

    SC will remember the orders made against IG on the FR case where the victim received judgement in victim's favour. No charges made against IG disregarding SC directions. I hope SC will give priority to this matter

    S. P. Ramkumar Thursday, 07 March 2024 10:19 PM

    CC deceission cannot be challenged.

    Kps Friday, 08 March 2024 08:42 AM

    Have trust in our Supreme Law of Supreme Court.

    BBM Friday, 08 March 2024 10:17 AM

    All these appointments are temporary, will last only couple of months regardless of the outcome.

    Frog Friday, 08 March 2024 04:02 PM

    The two members of the CC who had abstained from voting in this matter should be punished

    sarath Saturday, 09 March 2024 10:42 AM

    Justice in SL-No way-This is a banana republic

    Kapila Saturday, 09 March 2024 10:43 AM

    These cases are a joke. Outcome will be in IGP's favor and he will go around saying his position has been legitimized by SC

    sundar Saturday, 09 March 2024 10:45 AM

    SJB if they want to govern the country should first of all know the law of the land. SC cannot give any verdict against the decision of parliament, CC or President

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