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JVP leader’s writ petition against summons in PCOI fixed for July 20

UPDATE: The writ petition filed by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake seeking an order staying further proceedings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) regarding a complaint made by Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi was yesterday fixed for July 20 by the Court of Appeal.

This petition will be taken up before Court of Appeal President Justice A.H.M.D.Nawaz and Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna. The JVP leader had named Chairman of Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to look into alleged political victimisation of public servants Upali Abeyratne, its members Daya Chandrasiri Jayathilaka, Chandra Fernando, its Secretary, Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara, Attorney General and Nissanka Senadhipathi as respondents.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake is further seeking an order in the nature of a writ of Certiorari quashing the decision taken by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to issue summons against him.

The Petitioner states that the Mandate of this Presidential Commission as set out in the Notification published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 2159/16 dated 22nd January 2020, is to inquire into allegations of political victimization of “public officers, employees of public corporations, and members of the armed forces and police service who held such office prior to the Presidential Elections or General elections held respectively in January and August 2015, being persons who had either resigned from or otherwise ceased to hold public office with the change of Government or continued to hold such office after such change, during the period commencing January 8, 2015 and ending on November 16, 2016”.

The petitioner stated that Nissanka Senadhipathi who as a private individual does not fall into the scope of the inquiry of the Commission had made a complaint against him and several others.

The Petitioner states that, to the best of his knowledge, the subject matter of this inquiry was initially considered by the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption, and Abuse of Power (PRECIFAC). The petitioner stated that said Commission was commissioned in March 2015 to probe large scale corruption and fraud involving public funds and instances of abuse of power as it concerned the role of Avant Garde Maritime Services Private Limited (of which the complainant is the Chairman) and Rakna Lanka Private Limited in connection with a Floating Armoury off the Galle Port and the possession of large quantities of firearms contrary to law.

 

 


Writ petition filed by JVP leader fixed for July 20-Time:14:59

The writ petition filed by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake seeking an order staying further proceedings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry regarding a complaint made by Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi was today fixed for July 20 by the Court of Appeal.

This petition is to be taken up before Court of Appeal (President) Justice A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna.

The JVP leader had named Chairman of Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to look into alleged political victimization of public servants Upali Abeyratne, its members Daya Chandrasiri Jayathilaka, Chandra Fernando, its Secretary, Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara, Attorney General and Nissanka Senadhipathi as respondents.  

Anura Kumara Dissanayake is further seeking an order in the nature of a writ of Certiorari quashing the decision taken by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to issue summons against him.


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