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Interim Injunction against Parliament dissolution extended till Dec. 10 [UPDATE]

Interim Injunction against Parliament dissolution extended till Dec. 10 [UPDATE]
December 07
14:10 2018

(UTV|COLOMBO) – UPDATE: Interim Injunction order issued against the dissolution of Parliament has been extended till 10 December
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(UTV|COLOMBO) – UPDATE: Hearing of thirteen Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions challenging the 2096/70 Gazette Notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament commenced for the fourth consecutive day before the Supreme Court Judge Bench this morning (07).

At the conclusion of Thursday’s (06) hearing the Supreme Court decided to extend the Interim Injunction order issued against the Gazette Notification until Saturday (08), as the order was initially due to expire today.

The Judge Bench comprised with the Chief Justice Nalin Perera, and Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Sisira J. de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, Prasanna S. Jayawardena, Vijith K. Malalgoda, and Murdu Fernando.

Petitioners are seeking a declaration that President Sirisena’s proclamation of dissolving Parliament infringes on fundamental rights.

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