Petition by Manusha, Harin: Further hearing postponed
Colombo (LNW): The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has deferred the hearing of a petition from Ministers Manusha Nanayakkara and Harin Fernando until October 27, 2023.
The two Ministers are contesting the decision by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to remove them from the party and strip them of their parliamentary seats.
This delay is due to the absence of Justices who were part of the initial hearing on 12 October.
Earlier in July, the SJB had expelled both MPs after they accepted ministerial roles in the government, which was in contrast to the party’s stance.
Despite resigning from these roles in July 2022, both were reappointed by the current President Wickremesinghe, later that month.