Four more petitions against NPC election

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:27 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Cases to come up before CJ toda Four more petitions were filed against the Northern Provincial Council election yesterday, with several Sinhala organisations appealing to the Supreme Court to stay Saturday’s poll since the Tamil National Alliance manifesto was unconstitutional. The organisations argue that the TNA manifesto is a violation of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution that stipulates that no political party or other association or organisation shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka. Under the Sixth Amendment, the petitioners are calling for the Court to ban or proscribe the TNA. Gunadasa Amarasekera of the Patriotic National Movement filed the first petition against the polls in Supreme Court on Monday (16). The cases are to be taken up today before Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and Justices K. Sripavan and Rohini Marasinghe.