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Supreme Court rejects petitions against Dhammika Perera’s appointment

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The Fundamental Rights applications filed challenging the appointment of Dhammika Perera to Parliament, were rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday (21).One Writ Application and Four Fundamental Rights Applications were filed with the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of Dhammika Perera to Parliament, by nominating him to the SLPP National List seat left vacat following the resignation of Basil Rajapaksa.On Monday (20) Businessman Dhammika Perera promised to the Supreme Court that he will NOT take oaths as an MP or as a Minister UNTIL a decision is made with regard to the FR petitions challenging his appointment.He made this promise when Five Fundamental Rights applications filed challenging his appointment were taken up at the Supreme Court on Monday (20).The promise was made via President’s Counsel Romesh De Silva in the presence of Supreme Court Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Yasantha Kodagoda, and Arjuna Obeysekera.The FR applications were taken up for consideration on Tuesday (21)Businessman Chandra Jayaratne, Journalist Roel Raymond, the Center Policy Alternatives are among the parties that filed these applications..

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