Colombo requests SC to remove P-TOMS stay order

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 July 2005, 16:25 GMT]
Mr.M.S.Jayasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Relief, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting for the removal of its restraining order from implementing four clauses of the P-TOMS (Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure) till its final determination on the Fundamental Rights application filed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarians. The SC made the restraining order on July 15 when the FR application came up for inquiry, the State run Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) reported in its Friday night news bulletin quoting legal sources.

Mr.Jayasinghe is one of the signatories of the P-TOMS.

The other signatory is Mr.S.Ranjan, Deputy Head of the LTTE Planning and Implementation Secretariat.

The three-member bench of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarath N.Silva with Justices Raja Fernando and N.G.Amaratunge agreeing stayed clauses relating to the location of the P-TOMS Regional Committee in Killinochchi, and the funding process till the final determination of the FR petition of the JVP parliamentarians, legal sources said.

The SC has fixed the next hearing on September 12.


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