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Gnanasara Thera challenges rejection of GE nominations

The Members of “Apè Janabala Pakshaya including Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General  Secretary Ven. Galagodaatthe Gnanasara Thera who submitted their nomination papers to contest the General Election from Kurunegala district filed a writ petition in Supreme Court challenging Kurunegala District returning officer's decision to reject nominations. 

The petitioners have sought an Interim Order preventing the Election Commission from taking further steps to proceed with holding the General  Election in the Kurunegala District. 

The nomination papers submitted by Ven. Galagodaatthe Gnanasara Thera under “Apè Janabala Pakshaya” to contest in the Kurunegala district was rejected on March 19. 

The petitioners stated that they were informed by the election officials that nomination papers were rejected due to the mistakes in the sworn statements of the candidates. 

The petitioners cited Election Commission's chairman Mahinda Deshapriya and several others as respondents. 

They sought an order in the nature of writ of Mandamus directing the Returning Officer appointed for the Kurunegala District to accept the nomination paper delivered to the Election Officer by the authorised agent of the Apè Janabala Pakshaya for the election of members to the Kurunegala District. 


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