Shiral, Maithri given time to file counter objections

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Court of Appeal yesterday gave former UNP Provincial Council member, Shiral Lakthilake of the Western Province and S. Maithri Gunarathne of the Southern Province, time till April 12, 2014 to file counter objections.

These petitioners had complained that they were unreasonably suspended from the UNP consequent to the attack at the party headquarters Sirikotha at Kotte on December 19, 2011. On that day, the party had held a meeting to select the leader, the deputy leader and the national organiser of the party.

The petitioners wanted the decision of the disciplinary committee to suspend the petitioners from the party quashed by the court.

The Bench comprised, Justice Sisira de Abrew and Justice Chandra Jayatilleke.

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