Three petitions against Sanath Nishantha to be taken up again



The Court of Appeal ordered that three petitions filed against State Minister Sanath Nishantha over contempt of court be taken up again on September 27.

The petitions were taken up before the Judge Bench comprising of Court of Appeal President Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and Justice A. Marikkar today (13).

The Deputy Solicitor General, who appeared for the Attorney General, informed the court that a voice test is needed to be conducted in relation to the complaint and it needs to be done in the presence of the officials of the Government Analyst’s Department.

The lawyer representing the Sri Lanka Judicial Officers’ Association which had also submitted a petition said that they have no objection to maintain this petition without such an investigation.

Accordingly, the petition was ordered to be taken up again on September 27.

The petitioners said that Mr. Nishantha, who spoke at a news briefing held at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna head office on or around August 23, 2022 criticized the way the Magistrates acted when granting bail to Aragalaya activists.



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