Dr. Shafi goes to court against sending him on compulsory leave on false charges

Dr. Shafi goes to court against sending him on compulsory leave on false charges

Dr. Shafi goes to court against sending him on compulsory leave on false charges

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Feb, 2022 | 3:48 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Writ Application filed by Dr. Mohamed Shafi with the Court of Appeal against sending him on compulsory leave on false charges and to pay the salary due and payable to him including back-wages. will be taken up for consideration next week.

The Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola on Thursday (10) fixed the petition to be taken up for support on February 17.

Additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena PC appearing for the Attorney General sought further time to peruse the material pertaining to the petition, noting he only received it a day ago.

The Petitioner, a gynecologist attached to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital said he has been arbitrarily and unlawfully placed under compulsory leave from his employment without just cause and without legal authority.

Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen was at the center of the controversy surrounding the alleged sterilization of female patients.

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