SC allows 9 FR petitions by Chief Inspectors to proceed

The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed for nine fundamental rights applications filed by Chief Inspectors of Police who claimed their rights were violated by being denied ASP promotions in 2021.

The petitioners asserted that they met all necessary qualifications for the promotions but were unjustly denied from ASP promotions.

The Supreme Court bench, comprising Justice Gamini Amarasekara, Justice Yasantha Kodagoda and Justice Mahinda Samayawardhana presided over the matter.

Deputy Solicitor General Nirmalan Vigneshwaran, representing the National Police Commission and other respondents, acknowledged approximately 230 vacancies for ASP positions. He assured Court that steps would be taken to fill these vacancies as per the Court’s recommendations. Additionally, he stated that the Attorney General did not object to granting leave to proceed with the petitions.

Counsel for the petitioners argued that the denial of promotions, despite meeting all requirements, constitutes a breach of Section 12(1) of the Constitution.

The cases are fixed for support on 10 and 11 July. Saliya Pieris and Anuja Premaratne PCs appeared for the petitioners.

BY Sandasen Marasinghe

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