Petition filed against swearing-in of CM Harin Fernando taken up (Watch Video)

Petition filed against swearing-in of CM Harin Fernando taken up (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

11 Feb, 2015 | 9:25 pm

The petition filed by Shasheendra Rajapaksa, the former Chief Minister of the Uva Province, against the swearing in of Harin Fernando as the Chief Minister, was taken up at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.

The Governor of the Uva Province, members of the provincial council and the secretaries of the parties they belong to, have been cited as respondents in this petition.

Shasheendra Rajapaksa’s petition was taken up on Wednesday before a two-judge bench, comprising of the President of the Court of Appeal, Vijith Malalgoda and Justice H.C.J. Madawala.

The petitioner claims that the action of then Opposition Leader Harin Fernando, being appointed the Chief Minister after obtaining affidavits from several ruling party councilors, was illegal.

Rajapaksa is seeking a writ from the Court of Appeal, removing Harin Fernando from the position of Chief Minister. The plaintiff was granted time until  February 20, to make submissions.

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