SC reconvenes for 4th day to hear FR petitions

December 7, 2018

The hearing of 13 Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament re-commenced at the Supreme Court for the 4th consecutive day this morning.

The petitions are being heard before a seven member Supreme Court bench led by the Chief Justice.

At the conclusion of yesterday’s hearing the Supreme Court decided to extend the interim injunction order issued against the 2096/70 Gazette until tomorrow.

The order was initially due to expire today.

NewsRadio Court correspondent said the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Professor GL Peiris and Professor Channa Jayasumana and their attorney’s tabled submissions stating the President’s decision was in line with the Constitution, whilst Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya made his submissions on Wednesday, stating the Supreme Court does not have the legal authority to hear the petitions and therefore called for the petitions to be dismissed.

Meanwhile the Fundamental Rights petitioners will once again be granted the opportunity to make their submissions during today’s hearing.