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Sports Authorities give undertaking to hold football federation elections within 69 days


20 October 2022 03:52 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Director General of Sports today gave an undertaking to the Court of Appeal that the elections for the Sri Lanka Football Federation will be held within 69 days commencing from today.

Additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena PC appearing for Sports Authorities gave this undertaking in connection with a writ petition filed by President and Secretary of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka.

Jaswar Omar Lebbe and Upali Hewage filed this petition challenging the legality of the gazette notification issued by Sports Minister dated September 22, 2022. 

Meanwhile, Additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena further informed court that the Minister will appoint an Election Committee within 14 days, to look into the activities relating to the elections.

Court of Appeal bench comprised Justices Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola. 

Attorney-at-law Eraj de Silva with Daminda Wijerathne appeared for the petitioners. Additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena appeared for the Attorney General.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda) 

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