A Fundamental Rights petition filed by National People’s Power (NPP) seeking an order directing the authorities to hold a free and fair local government election was today fixed for support by the Supreme Court.
A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare fixed the petition to be taken up for support on June 9.
The NPP Parliamentarian Dr. Harini Amarasuriya, former MP Sunil Hadunneththi, and Dr. Nihal Jayasinghe filed this petition, naming Treasury Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena, the Attorney General, the Election Commission, and several others as respondents.
The petitioners stated that the budget circular issued by the Treasury Secretary based on a Cabinet decision is unconstitutional and contrary to the law.
The petitioners are seeking a declaration that their fundamental rights guaranteed to them under Articles 12(1) and 14(1)(a) of the Constitution have been infringed by the respondents.


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