PM challenges notice issued on him by SC on National Government

RanilPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today challenged in Parliament, notice issued on him by the Supreme Court over a petition filed against the formation of a National Government.

The Prime Minister, in a privilege issued raised in Parliament, said that the notice had been issued despite the Speaker giving a ruling on the National Government.

The notice was issued based on a petition filed by former Civil Defence Force Commander and former MP Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera and Kelaniya University Ragama Medical Faculty Professor Wimaladharma Abhayawickrema.

In the petition filed before the Supreme Court they argued that the set up of a National Government was unconstitutional.

The Prime Minister said the notice issued on him challenges the ruling given by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

He urged the Speaker to look into the issue to which the Speaker agreed and asked for time. (Colombo Gazette)

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