Court serves summons on Sanath Nishantha for alleged Contempt of Court

Court serves summons on Sanath Nishantha for alleged Contempt of Court

Court serves summons on Sanath Nishantha for alleged Contempt of Court

Written by Teena Marian

29 Sep, 2022 | 12:17 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – SLPP State Minister Sanath Nishantha who is alleged to have made a statement that was in contempt of court, was issued a summons by the Court of Appeal to be present in Court on 13th October 2022.

Justices of the Court of Appeal Nissanka Karunaratne, and R. Gurusinghe ordered the Sri Lankan Attorney General to prepare Contempt of Court charges against State Minister Sanath Nishantha and filed them in court.

The order was made when petitions were filed by two attorneys alleging that the SLPP State Minister had committed contempt of court and caused harm to the rule of law in his comments to the media at the SLPP Head Office premises on the 23rd of August 2022, were taken up.

The matter will be called up on the 13th of October 2022.

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