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    Pakiasothy’s case against President dismissed

    March 25, 2014

    Delivering their verdict on a petition against the President filed by Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, a five member judge bench of the Supreme Court Monday declared that the President had legal immunity under article 35 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka and that his actions could not be challenged in Court.

    Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Director of the foreign funded NGO Centre for Policy Alternatives had complained of the appointment of Mohan Pieris as the Chief Justice subsequent to the impeachment of Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.


    The Attorney General Palitha Fernando PC has made the preliminary objections that the President had legal immunity according to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. The Supreme Court has upheld his objection.


    The bench comprised Justice Saleem Marsoof, Justice Chandra Ekanayake, Justice Sathya Hettige, Justice Eva Wanasundera and Justice Rohini Marasinghe.(niz)


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