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Five-judge-bench to hear FR against dissolution of Parliament, GE

Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya has nominated a fuller bench comprising five judges of Supreme Court to hear seven Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the dissolution of Parliament and holding the General Election on 20th June.   

Accordingly, these petitions will be heard before a five-judge-bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Justice Sisira de Abrew, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Vijith Malalgoda on May 18. 

Attorney-at-Law Charitha Gunaratne, the son of former Central Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne initially filed a petition seeking a declaration that the Gazette notification in question is unconstitutional.   Subsequently, several political parties including Samagi Janabalawegaya and several civil society activists including former Ravaya newspaper Editor Victor Ivan and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu had also filed Fundamental Rights petitions over the same issue.  

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