The Supreme Court will announce its decision on granting leave for the fundamental rights petitions filed in relation to the general election today (02) at 3 pm. The FR petitions were filed challenging the gazette issued by the EC which announced that the general elections will be held on June 20 and the gazette issued by the President dissolving parliament.
The FR petitions were heard for 10 days commencing on May 18 before a five-member judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, and Vijith Malalgoda.
Seven parties including Attorney at Law Charitha Gunaratne, Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA), and Journalist Victor Ivan, Samagi Jana Balawegaya filed Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the election date set by the Elections Commission.
The Attorney General, on behalf of the President, Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, and Members of the Commission N. J. Abeysekara and Ratnajeevan Hoole have been named as respondents of the petition.