No appointment or removal of chairpersons – orders Supreme Court

No appointment or removal of chairpersons – orders Supreme Court

Written by Bella Dalima

30 Jan, 2014 | 7:41 pm

The Supreme Court ordered on Thursday that new chairpersons should not be appointed and existing chairpersons should not be removed from eight  Pradeshiya Sabhas whose budgets were defeated on two occasions.

The Supreme Court issued this ruling when the fundamental rights petitions filed by eight Pradeshiya Sabha Chairmen were taken into consideration.

The case was taken up before a three-judge bench comprising of Justices Chandra Ekanayake, Sathya Hettige and Rohini Marasinghe.  The Supreme Court granted permission for the new chairpersons of the Matara, Kesbewa and Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabhas to continue in their posts till March 31.

A previous ruling was issued allowing the Chairman of the Homagama PS to continue in his position.

The court ordered that the Pradeshiya Sabhas of the Imbulpe, Hingurakgoda, Dambana, and Hangurangketha whose budgets were defeated on two occasions could carry on with their activities as usual.

All petitions are due to be taken up in court once again on March 31.

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