The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has issued an interim order preventing the holding of Local Government elections for the Kalutara Pradeshiya Sabha.
The order was issued after taking up for consideration a petition filed by the New Lanka Freedom Party challenging the rejection of its nomination submitted for the Kalutara Pradeshiya Sabha.
The court has prevented the holding of Local Government polls for the Kalutara Pradeshiya Sabha until a verdict is issued on the petition.
The case has been fixed for 12th May 2023.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also granted leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed challenging the postponement of the Local Government polls.
The petitions were filed by the Centre For Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) and the Centre for Policy Alternatives Sri Lanka.
The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with the petitions on alleged violation of Articles 10, 12(1) and 14(1)a of the constitution. (NewsWire)