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Petition against PC polls postponement: Appeals Court issues notice on PM, Vajira and NEC members

Considering a petition filed by former Chief Ministers of the Sabaragamuwa Province Mahipala Herath and North Central Province Chief Minister Ranjith Samarakoon requesting the Appeal Court to order the Election Commission to take immediate steps to conduct elections to all Provincial Councils which had been dissolved, the Appeal Court ordered the respondents to appear before court on April 5, 2019.

The respondents are Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya, members of the Commission, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardena.

The bench comprised of Justices Deepali Wijesundera Acting Chairperson Appeal Court and Justice Arjun Obeysekera. President’s Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena appeared for the petitioners instructed by Athula Silva PC.

Author: TELO Admin