The Interim Order issued by the Supreme Court with regard to the President’s gazette notification dissolving Parliament and calling for a General Election has been extended by a day. Thereby, the Court Order that was inforce till tomorrow has been extended to the 8th of December, which is the day after tomorrow. This Order was given, as the Supreme Court decided to extend the hearing of petitions, by one day.
The petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the President’s gazette notification dissolving Parliament were taken up for hearing for the third day, before the seven-judge-bench headed by Chief Justice Naleen Perera, today. The hearing of petitions resumed the day before yesterday, with the petitioners presenting their testimonies, while yesterday, the Attorney General testified in the case.
Presidents Counsel: Manohara De Silva, appearing on behalf of Intervening Petitioner: Udaya Gammanpila, called on the Court today to cancel all petitions, saying the petitioners have failed to prove that Fundamental Rights have been violated.