Supreme Court issues notice to PM

Supreme Court issues notice to PM

March 12, 2015   03:29 pm

The Supreme Court on Thursday (12) issued a notice to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe with respect to a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former Health Minister and former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake. 

Attanayake, on 6 March filed the FR petition challenging the cancellation of his party membership by the UNP.

The notice was issued when the case was taken up for hearing before Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Eva Wanasundera and Upali Abeyratne.

Attanayake, who pledged support to then President Mahinda Rajapaksa ahead of the Presidential Election in January, was expelled from the party following a decision taken by the its working committee on 9 February. 

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