Court dismisses petition on President’s mental health

Court dismisses petition on President’s mental health

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jan, 2019 | 12:36 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The court of appeal has dismissed an application calling for a mandamus writ to be issued to the Fort OIC and the IGP.

The mandamus writ was to be issued calling for a medical report on the President’s Mental health. However, the court decided that the petition was baseless.
 
The said petition was filed by an individual named Thakshila Lakmali Jayawardhena. The court also ordered the petitioner to pay legal costs of Rs.100,000 to the respondents.
 
The petition was taken up before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice P Padman Surasena, and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara.

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