Court rejects writ application challenging Cabraal’s appointment

Court rejects writ application challenging Cabraal’s appointment

November 3, 2021   10:42 am

The Court of Appeal today (October 03) rejected the writ application challenging the appointment of Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

The writ application had been filed by former Southern Province Governor Ranjith Keerthi Tennakoon, seeking a court order revoking the appointment and directing the Inspector-General of Police to arrest Cabraal and initiate investigations into the matter.

When Appeals Court Judges Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola took up the writ application this morning, the Attorney General put forward preliminary objections, pointing out that, pursuant to Article 35 of the Constitution, a writ order cannot be issued to revoke the appointment as it was made by the incumbent Head of State.

After taking the submissions into consideration, the judge bench said it accepts the objections put forward by the Attorney General.

Accordingly, the writ application was rejected without taking it up for hearing.

The Writ Application was dismissed by the Court of Appeal today, on the grounds that the Petitioner has not established a prima facie case.

Another Writ Application against Governor Cabraal’s appointment filed by Mr Ariyawansa Dissanayake, former Presidential candidate, was also withdrawn by the Petitioner last week.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

President delivers govt’s policy statement: “No change in green agriculture policy” (English)

President delivers govt’s policy statement: “No change in green agriculture policy” (English)

SDIG Deshabandu Tennakoon testifies before court in case against former IGP (English)

TRI develops and patents 'Tea Wine' as value added product (English)

Sri Lanka's tourism industry gathers momentum with record arrivals since pandemic (English)

NEWS IN BRIEF - 2022.01.18

Zoological gardens employees on Satyagraha campaign

Sajith provides financial aid for victims of LP gas-related incidents

CEB Engineers' Union to launch work-to-rule action if new GM is not removed