The headline ‘Writ Petition filed by former SP Governor dismissed’ that appeared on page 2 of the Daily News of Saturday, October 9, 2021 is incorrect and should be corrected as ‘AG requests dismissal of Writ Petition’. In this case, the Attorney General has requested the Court of Appeal to dismiss, without hearing the Writ Petition filed by former Southern Province (SP) Rajitha Keerthi Tennakoon against the appointment of former Finance State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, stating it has been filed without any basis.
Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, appearing for the Attorney General made the request when the petition filed against the appointment of Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Governor of the Central Bank, was taken up before a Bench of Court of Appeal Justices Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola.
President’s Counsel Maithri Gunaratne, appearing for the petitioners, stated that the petition was filed on legal grounds. He said that the petition was based on the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Central Bank Bond Transactions and the Audit Report.After considering the facts, the Court of Appeal directed the petitioners and the respondents to file their written submissions on the petition on or before October 12. The petition was fixed to be taken up again on October 12. The petition was filed by former Southern Province Governor Rajitha Keerthi Tennakoon.
We express our regret to any parties affected or inconvenienced by the above mentioned headline.