The Fundamental Rights applications filed challenging the appointment of Dhammika Perera as a member of Parliament, were rejected by the Supreme Court on Today (21). Trial at Bar comprised of judges Priyantha Jayawardena, Yasantha Kodagoda, and Arjuna Obeysekera dismissed one Writ Application and Four Fundamental Rights Applications were filed with the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of Dhammika Perera to Parliament, by nominating him to the SLPP National List.
His name was nominated after seat left vacate following the resignation of Basil Rajapaksa.
Business leader Dhammika Perera yesterday informed to the Supreme Court that he will not take oaths as an MP or as a Minister until a decision is made with regard to the FR petitions challenging over his appointment.
The FR applications were taken up for consideration on Tuesday (21)
Businessman Chandra Jayaratne, Journalist Roel Raymond, the Center Policy Alternatives are among the parties that filed these applications.