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FR petitions: Not in position to appear for EC, AG informs court

11 May 2020 11:45 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Attorney General Dappula de Livera has informed the Supreme Court that he is not in a position to appear for the Elections Commission and its members in the Fundamental Right petitions filed challenging the date of the Election, AG’s co-ordinating officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said.

Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Gazette notification issued by the Elections Commission declaring the General Elections on June 20.

  Comments - 5

  • Nanthi Monday, 11 May 2020 07:26 PM

    The Attorney General has to look after his back !

    Ralahamy Monday, 11 May 2020 08:18 PM

    Election Commissioner is deserted by the law it seems now. Poor guy, he has to defend himself. This is what happens when you swallow too many dead ropes. Let us see how he comes out it!

    Gallege Punyawardana Monday, 11 May 2020 09:36 PM

    But he doesn't rule out appearance of other senior lawyers

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Monday, 11 May 2020 11:10 PM

    Not in a position to appear? That's his job, isn't it?

    Somiy Perera Tuesday, 12 May 2020 12:35 PM

    Kingsley: Not in Sri Lanka.It is decided on who the othwere party is.

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