Six petitions against TNA manifesto to be called on Oct. 30

By Chitra Weerarathne

 The six petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the TNA election manifesto published for the recent Northern Provincial Council elections, will be called before the Supreme Court on October 30.

Petitioners, Gunadasa Amerasekera, Venerable Rengamuwe Nalaka Thera, Ravikumara the President of the Jaffna Buddhist Congress and three others, have complained that the manifesto has said that the Tamils of the North need a separate state and that is in violation of the Constitution of Sri Lanka, which ensures a unitary state. The petitioners want the Court to declare the same.

Among the respondents are TNA president R. Sampanthan and Secretary Mavai Senadhirajah.

M. A. Sumanthiran appeared for the respondents.

Kapila Gamage appeared for the petitioners.

The bench comprised the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Rohini Marasinghe.

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