Written by Staff Writer
19 Sep, 2018 | 7:40 am
Colombo (News1st): The hearing of the contempt of court case against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran and Northern Province Ministers Ananthi Sasitharan and P. Sivanesan was postponed to 16th of October for further deliberations.
On the 29th of June, the Appeal Court issued an interim injunction restraining Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran from removing Provincial Minister of Transport and Fisheries, B. Denishwaran from his post, and this order was extended to 09th of October.
A petition was filed claiming that not abiding by the court ruling was considered as contempt of court and recording reasons on the matter was taken up before justices Kumuduni Wickremesinghe and Janaka De Silva.
President’s Counsel S. Kanageswaran, appearing for the Chief Minister said, his client had already filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against the interim injunction order and therefore complaint on contempt of court cannot be legally taken up at the Court of Appeal.
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran and Northern Province Ministers Ananthi Sasitharan and P. Sivanesan, who is listed as respondents, were present at the Court of Appeal today (September 18).
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