The Supreme Court today observed that there is no necessity of issuing a writ of mandamus to hold the local government election as the Election Commission has already given the undertaking to hold the election in terms of the laws.
Two writ petitions filed by a group of parliamentarians, including Prof. G.L. Peiris, seeking an order to hold the local government election today asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the case because the Election Commission has promised to hold the election in accordance with the laws.
Accordingly, the Supreme Court permitted the parties to terminate the case proceedings with respect to these two writ petitions.
Romesh de Silva, PC, appeared for Prof. G.L. Peiris. Sanjeeva Jayawardena and Lakmini Warusevitane appeared for the four parliamentarians.
Saliya Pieris, PC, appeared on behalf of the Election Commission.


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