Written by Staff Writer
15 Jul, 2021 | 7:20 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); A Fundamental Rights application filed with the Supreme Court seeking an order preventing state property from being handed over to Selendiva Investments and Selendiva Leisure Investments will be taken up for consideration on the 21st of September 2021.
The application was called up on Thursday (15) in the presence of Justices Shiran Gunaratne, Gamini Amarasekera, and Kumuduni Wickremesinghe.
The application was filed by Kapila Renuka Perera, a professional engineer, on the 30th of June 2021.
Attorney-at-Law Darshana Weraduwage appearing for the petitioner was granted permission by the Supreme Court to add several amendments to the application.
The petitioner pointed out that the hand-over of government property in such a manner is a violation of Sri Lanka’s Constitution and the Financial Regulations of the Government of Sri Lanka.
The petition notes that such a process threatens the country’s sovereignty and violates the fundamental rights of the citizens of the country.
The Attorney General, Finance Minister, Finance Secretary, Urban Development Authority, Cabinet Secretary, Selendiva Investments, Selendiva Leasure Investments, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka were named as respondents among 19 others.
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