Supreme Court to hear appeals against CFA

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 July 2007, 01:16 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Supreme Court Friday granted leave to three petitioners to proceed with their appeals against the order of Court of Appeal rejecting their applications challenging the legality and constitutionality of the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) signed by the then Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mr.Velupillai Pirapaharan, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 22nd February 2002, legal sources in Colombo said.

Three-member bench of the Supreme Court chaired by the Chief Justice Sarath Silva that heard submissions on behalf of appeals filed by the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya (SJS) fixed the inquiry for November 30.

Justices Andrew Somawanse and Jagath Balapattebendi were other members, legal sources said.

Chief Justice Sarath Silva at one stage during the inquiry queried from the counsel who made submissions on behalf of their clients whether the parties concerned had been currently observing the CFA.

The Chief Justice further said that it was important for the court to look into the question whether the Prime Minister was entitled legally to sign the ceasefire agreement on behalf of the then government.

He added sufficient reasons exist that warrent inquiry into these appeals.

President Counsel Mr.Manohara de Silva, Counsel Mr.Udaya Gammanpila and Counsel Mr.S.L.Gunasekara appeared on behalf JVP, JHU and SJS respectively.



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