The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court (SC) today that it has no authority to decide on the dissolution of Parliament.
The AG made the observation while making submissions to the Supreme Court in the case over the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament.
A seven-member bench yesterday began hearing the case on the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. The case continued today.
Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed the seven judge bench which includes Buwaneka Aluwihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, Prasanna Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda and Murudu Fernando.
The Supreme Court had earlier issued a stay order on a gazette notice by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament, till December 7th.
The Supreme Court decided to consider all the petitions filed on the President’s decision to dissolve Parliament on December 4th, 5th and 6th before giving a final ruling on December 7th.