UNP begins legal challenge
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 September 1998, 20:32 GMT]
The United National Party filed action in Sri Lanka's appeal court today challenging the constitutional validity of the government's decision to postpone the provincial council elections under emergency regulations.
One action was filed by Mr.Sahul Hameed and K. Jeyakumar, UNP candidates for the western provincial council and another by Mr. Percy Samaraweera (former chief Minister of Uva) and K.Velayutham, UNP candidates for the Uva provincial council.
The respondents cited by them are the Attorney General, the Elections Commissioner and the returning officers of the respective provinces.