SC concludes hearings on parliament dissolution; interim order extended with no date fixed for verdict
Posted on December 7th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana

The Supreme Court today concluded the hearing of the petitions filed challenging the Gazette notification issued by the President dissolving the Parliament.

However, no date was fixed for delivering the verdict in the case, despite the conclusion of hearings at around 7.00 p.m. on Friday (7), the fourth consecutive day of court hearings.

Meanwhile, the interim order issued by the court, suspending the Gazette notification on the dissolution of Parliament, was extended until the verdict is delivered in the case.

During today’s hearing of the petitions, President’s Counsel S. Kanageswaran, representing the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan presented, submissions on behalf of the petitioners.

He stated that the impunity conferred to the President of the country, under Article 35 of the Constitution, in civil or criminal proceedings has been inhibited to a certain extent by the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Pointing out that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has made provisions to file lawsuits under Fundamental Rights against the executive and administrative actions of the President, he said that the official activities of the President can be queried before the court.

Hence the dissolution of the Parliament is also an official activity carried out by the President, it can be challenged before the court under the Fundamental Rights provisions, President’s Counsel Kanageswaran has further said.

The rest of the attorneys appearing on behalf of the petitioners have also presented submissions in this regard.

The seven-member judge bench of the Supreme Court commenced hearings of the petitions this morning for the fourth consecutive day.

The petitioners presented submissions before the court today in response to the submissions of the intermediate petitioners.

The Supreme Court yesterday (06) extended the interim order issued suspending the Gazette Notification issued by the President on the dissolution of Parliament, until tomorrow (08).

Presenting submissions before the Supreme Court on the 5th of December, the Attorney General had stated that in accordance with Article 38 (02) of the Constitution, the Supreme Court does not have the legal authority to hear these fundamental rights petitions filed against the parliamentary dissolution.

The judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices consisting of Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Priyantha Jayawardena, Prasanna Jayawardena, Sisira de Abrew, Vijith Malalgoda, Buwaneka Aluwihare and Murdu Fernando commenced hearing the petitions on the 4th of December.

The petitions have been filed by political parties including United National Party (UNP), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) and the All Ceylon People’s Congress.

Organisations and activists such as the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Attorney Aruna Laksiri and also a member of Elections Commission Prof. S. R. H. Hoole have also filed petitions.

3 Responses to “SC concludes hearings on parliament dissolution; interim order extended with no date fixed for verdict”

  1. Caesar Says:

    Conspiracy of Judiciary!

    Project, bring UNP back to Power!!!

    The hearing of petitions against dissolution of parliament had been concluded on the 07th Dec. evening not declaring a date for verdict while the suspension order on dissolution of parliament is extended indefinitely until the verdict!

    The other case filed by opposition against the functioning of govt. appointed by president was heard earlier and cabinet of ministers and prime minister is been suspended until 12th Dec. pending decision.

    The courts in Ceylon goes on vacation for about a month on 14th. Dec.

    This is the conspiracy of the Judiciary
    The decision of the former case has been postponed indefinitely falls in to vacation.
    On the 12th Dec. a verdict will be given favoring UNP and to restore UNP govt.
    Then the Jan. 2019 verdict of the former case need not be imagined!
    Latter case decision on 12th Dec. does not allow counter action since the courts go on vacation.
    The other scenario in which if the Judiciary give verdict in favour of UNP, that means the Judiciary approves illegal and secretly done 19th amendment to the constitution without the 2/3rds majority and People’s approval by a referendum will place the Judiciary in Ceylon as corrupt, unlawful and Anti people a dilemma to be faced by judges who are on payroll from public of the country.

    The conspiracy of the Judiciary with the involvement of USA, CIA, WEST, RAW, LTTE, UNP, TNA & JVP comes to the stage.
    Judiciary restores UNP back in to the govt.
    Angry, Anti Sinhela, Anti Buddhist Ranil and UNP takes the gun
    End of Sirisena and rest (Already wowed to be given Gaddaffi’s fate)
    20 A will be rushed, country divided, full federal given, UN forces will come to stay in the merged North –East to stay.
    All lands sold to foreigners
    Monks jailed
    Patriots will disappear
    America, CIA, RAW, LTTE, UNP, JVP, TNA runs the show

    End of Sinhelaya!

    What it the Sirisena yet waiting for?

    This traitorous B(u)ench should be sent eight feed underground immediately!

  2. Vaisrawana Says:

    I guess as much. Sirisena’s statement that it was as if tenders were called for MPs to be hired/purchased (presumably by MR’s side as he wanted to imply) shows that he (prez Sirisena) is also in this plot. The tiff with Ranil, the master traitor, could be only a personal one or a sham to deceive their bête noire Mahinda. It is unlikely that MR depends on corrupt UNP MPs who could be bought over to support his patriotic intervention at this critical moment. It is the Yahapalanites who got enough money from the US to do that sort of thing (something publicly known on the authority of former US state sec Kerry). The president’s revelation/confession provides further proof that the dissolved parliament is dominated by anti-democratic, antinational criminals. Sirisena’s original plan to betray Mahinda with the help of the UNP and all other antinational forces has almost completed its success by now; it is only the last phase of that 2015 conspiracy that is taking place now. Only the unity of the Sinhalese and the goodwill of the minorities whom the Sinhalese have always treated with kindness and fairness can now save our Motherland. This is our last chance. Only a new parliament elected at free and fair elections will produce a universally acceptable solution to this ultimate national crisis.

  3. Hiranthe Says:

    It looks like the decision on the facts has been establish in favour of dissolving the parliament and having a general election.

    But by delaying the verdict, an opportunity creates for the team of judges to sell their souls at the highest price to the West, Raw, Europe, Tamil Die-ass-pora.

    Organising funds and paying will take time and in a very clandestine way so they seems to be waiting until it fulfills.

    God only help Mother Lanka.

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