Court nullifies order to remove Methsiri De Silva as Galle mayor

Court nullifies order to remove Methsiri De Silva as Galle mayor

Court nullifies order to remove Methsiri De Silva as Galle mayor

Written by News 1st

26 Jun, 2014 | 2:15 pm

Court has ordered to make null and void the order made by the chief minister of the Southern Province to remove Methsiri De Silva as mayor and councilor from the Galle Municipal Council.

The ruling was made by the Galle High Courts subsequent to taking up the case filed by the mayor in this regard.

Methsiri De Silva filed a petition in court to make null and void the gazette notification issued to remove him from the post of mayor and the order made by the Chief Minister of the Southern Province.

Issuing the verdict, High Court judge K.B.K. Hirimburegama said that a Chief Minister cannot remove a councilor from his or her post based on a complaint made at a council session after being appointed through a public vote.


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