Petition against NPC’s NE re-merger motion fixed for support



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By Chitra Weerarathna


The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for support on August 29, 2016 the petition filed by, Attorney-at-Law Unawatunage Anura Laksiri, who has complained that the resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council to approve the proposed merger of the Northern and the Eastern Provinces is unconstitutional. It violated the constitutional provision which ensured a unitary state of Sri Lanka.


The proposal was placed before the council by the General Secretary of the Illankai Tamil Arsu Kachchi, Mavai Senathiraja, on April 7, 2016. It was passed by the Council on April 22, 2016.


Among the respondents are the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran and a few others.


President’s Counsel, K. Kanag Ishwaran, appeared for C.V. Wigneswaran.


The Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, appeared for the Attorney General.


The Bench comprised, Justice Priyasarth Dep, Justice Sisira de Abrew, and Justice Nalin Perera.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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