SLPP Files Petition Against Maharagama UC Election
The newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna today filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court calling for an order to prevent the conduct election for the Maharagama Urban Council.
Court Correspondent said, the Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, the Colombo District Returning Officer and three others have been named as respondents in the case.
The petition cites that the Elections Commission has rejected the nomination list filed by the party for the Maharagama Urban Council on a baseless procedural clause.
Accordingly the petitioners claimed that the party is currently in the process of challenging the rejection, and therefore called on the Supreme Court to issue an injunction order preventing the conduct of the election for Maharagama Urban Council until the conclusion of the process.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna on Wednesday filed a separate petition before the Court of Appeal against the rejection of its nomination list for the Maharagama Urban Council, ahead of the 2018 Local Government polls.
The petition was filed by the five SLPP candidates, who sought nominations to contest the Maharagama council.
The petitioners urged the Court of Appeal to issue a stay order preventing the holding of the election to the Maharagama UC until the case is heard and to issue notice to the respondents.
The acceptance of nominations for 248 Local Government Bodies concluded yesterday.
The 2018 Local Authourties Elections will be conducted on the 10th of February.