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Decision on granting leave for FR petitions against elections date tomorrow

The Supreme Court is set to announce whether or not to grant leave for the Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed challenging the date set by the Elections Commission for the General Election, at 3 pm tomorrow (June 02).

The further hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the date set by the Elections Commission for the General Election commenced for the 10th day this morning (01).

The petitions are being heard before the Supreme Court’s five-member judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, and Vijith Malalgoda.

Seven parties including Attorney at Law Charitha Gunaratne, Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA), and Journalist Victor Ivan, Samagi Jana Balawegaya filed Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the election date set by the Elections Commission.

The Attorney General, on behalf of the President, Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, and Members of the Commission N. J. Abeysekara and Ratnajeevan Hoole have been named as respondents of the petition.

Author: TELO Admin