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Friday, 13 March 2015

Tissa’s petition challenging expulsion to be supported on March 19

court.jpgThe petition filed in the Supreme Court by Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake regarding his purported expulsion from the UNP will be supported in court on March 19, 2015 after notification to the respondents by the petitioner.This petition was called before the court yesterday and petitioner Attanayake was given time to notify the respondents, the UNP and its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.UNP former General Secretary Attanayake had said that the purported expulsion was unreasonable since crossovers in Parliament had been allowed in previous judgements of the Supreme Court. The party had not given him an opportunity to explain his stand regarding the issue.Counsel Athula de Silva appeared for Attanayake.The Bench comprised Justice Eva Wanasundera, Justice Buwanaka Aluwihara and Justice Upali Abeyratne.