Written by Lahiru Fernando
29 Jul, 2016 | 9:22 pm
The Fundamental Rights Petition over PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement in Parliament regarding a judgement made by Supreme Court has been taken up for consideration.
The statement was made by the PM on July 7, regarding the Nallaratnam Sinharasa ruling.
The petition, which has named the Premier and the Attorney General as respondents, was filed by Attorneys-at-Law Dharshana Weraduwa and Nagananda Kodituwakku.
“Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made a request from the Speaker citing that the Judiciary is interfering in matters pertaining to Parliament. He said that the judicial power of the Parliament was being abused by the Courts.”,
said Attorney-At-Law Nagananda Kodituwakku, Petitioner.
Nagananda Kodituwakku stated that the Prime Minister has “no legal or moral right” to carry out such an act. He also stated that the case has been filed citing the Speaker has “no right to interfere with the activities of the Supreme Court”
According to Kodituwakku, the courts have decided to examine the case once again on August 3.
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