FR petition in Supreme Court against Parliament prorogation

FR petition in Supreme Court against Parliament prorogation

Written by Staff Writer

05 Nov, 2018 | 10:14 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Raising a preliminary objection, the Attorney General today (November 5) told the Supreme Court that it had no jurisdiction to inquire into the Fundamental Rights petition filed against the Parliament prorogation proclamation of the President, as it was inconsistent with the Supreme Court rules.

The Fundamental Rights petition was filed as a public interest litigation by Attorney Nagananda Kodithuwakku, seeking an order against the Gazette proclamation which prorogued the Parliament sessions.

Appearing on behalf of the AG, Additional Solicitor General Indikaa Demuni De Silva told the court that it violates the rules of the supreme court to continue a case against an official task carried out by the President. He added that the objections will be submitted to the SC in writing in the future.

The Supreme Court ordered the petitioner to present a motion before the court and obtain a date for the petition to be taken up.

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