Justice declines to hear writ petition against Ranil

Court of Appeal (Acting President) Justice Deepali Wijesundera today declined to sit on the Bench regarding a writ petition filed challenging UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe's parliamentary seat.

Therefore, the petition was differed for tomorrow to fix for a support date.

This petition had sought an order in the nature of a writ of quo warranto declaring that UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe is disqualified to be a Member of Parliament and thus the appointment of Ranil Wickremasinghe as a member of Parliament void and that he has no right to continue to hold office as a member of Parliament.

When the matter came up before Court of Appeal Justice Deepali Wijesundera and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara, Justice Wijesundera declined to sit on the Bench pertaining to this writ petition.

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