A three-judge bench of the Court of Appeal headed by Chairman Justice Yasantha Kodagoda commenced this morning considering the petition filed against recognizing former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a Sri Lankan citizen. The petition has been filed by two social activists Gamini Viyangoda and Professor Chandraguptha Thenuwara. The petitioners allege that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has obtained a passport and a National Identity Card claiming that he revoked his US citizenship.
- Grateful nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary today
- The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with the 12 Fundamental Rights Petitions against the former Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police