Senior Counsel for President Rajapaksa move
Dismiss petition in limine
Fatal irregularities in petition :
Presidentís Counsel D S Wijesinghe, Senior
Counsel for President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the fist respondent in the
Presidential Election Petition, submitted to Supreme Court that in
the light of the fatal irregularities contained in the petition and
the failure of the Petition to comply with several mandatory
provisions of the Presidential Election Act, the petition should be
dismissed in limine. The Bench comprised Chief Justice Asoka de
Silva, Justice Dr Shirani A Bandaranayake, Justice K Sripavan,
Justice, P A Ratnayake PC and Justice S I Imam.
Ranil will be totally isolated
Kandy district UNP Parliamentarian A. R. M.
Abdul Cader said his prediction that the UNP would be further
fragmented unless it voted in favour of the 18th Amendment to the
Constitution has today come true.