SL Supreme Court: Voting rights of IDPs should be ensured
[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 March 2010, 16:25 GMT]
Sri Lankan Supreme Court Thursday directed that the rules and regulation laid
down by the SL Elections Commissioner pertaining to the voting rights of
the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) during the presidential
election be implemented fully.
The three member bench comprised Chief
Justice Asoka de Silva and Justices Jagath Balapatebendige and Ms
Chandra Ekanayake made the order when it took up the Fundamental
Rights violation petition of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)
was taken up for inquiry, legal sources said.
Presidential Counsel K.Kanag Eswaran appeared for the petitioner
submitted to court that during the January presidential election, a
large number of internally displaced people were deprived of their
franchise due to lack of transport facilities.