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5 member bench to consider Geetha Kumarasinghe’s petition


2017-06-19

A five member bench of Judges including the chief justice has been appointed to consider the petition filed by parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe over her removal from her parliamentary post.

The decision was arrived at following the consideration of a request made to the chief justice by 4 voters named as respondents in the case.

The Supreme Court ruled that the petition be taken up for consideration on the 15th of September 2017.

The Court of Appeal ruled MP Geetha Kumarasinghe cannot hold a post in parliament as she holds dual citizenship, the country of her second citizenship being Switzerland.

Accordingly MP Geetha Kumarasinghe filed a petition before the Supreme Court and has been given permission to continue her ministerial work until a verdict is issued.