Pakyasothi Saravanamuttu, a leading civil society figure in Sri Lanka filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court yesterday citing his civil and political rights were violated due to non holding of the election for the Colombo Municipal Council.
The petitioner has cited Election Commissioner, Colombo District Deputy Election Commissioner,Municipal Administration and the Attorney General as respondents.
Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu filed a fundamental rights petition on May 10 also in the Supreme Court seeking the holding of election for the Colombo Municipal Council immediately.
The election for the Colombo Municipal Council was postponed repeatedly under emergency regulations and finally it was placed under a competent authority that is neither an elected member nor a public official, cited the petitioner.
Later, he withdrew the petition due to faults in it to file a new one.
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