The Court of Appeal today refused to further extend its interim order preventing Justice Ministry officials from deducting the Advance Personal Income Tax (APIT) from the monthly salaries of the High Court Judges, Magistrates, District Judges, and Presidents of labour tribunals.

However, the Court of Appeal decided to issue notices to the respondents in three petitions filed by the High Court Judges’ Association, the Judicial Service Association, and the Presidents of Labour Tribunals.

The petitions were fixed for argument on September 22.