Dissolution of provincial councils to be challenged in court

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 18:02 GMT]
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Tuesday announced that it would file action against the dissolution of the Sabragamuwa Provincial Council and North Central provincial Council. Opposition leaders in these two councils have also announced their decision to take up this matter in courts, sources in Colombo said.

Parliamentarian Vijitha Heart, the JVP propaganda secretary said Tuesday that his party leadership has been contemplating to file petition challenging the legality of the dissolution of these council.

Meanwhile the Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake is expected to announce the date of nominations to hold elections to these councils within one week's time from the date of dissolution as required under the Election Law.


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