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Ministers have violated collective responsibility – AG

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Law & Order

Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam PC yesterday informed the Supreme Court that the affidavits filed by Ministers Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Prabath Gammanpila over the Yugadanavi power plant agreement were unconstitutional.

The Attorney General told the apex court that these three Ministers have violated the Constitutional provisions by filing affidavits against a Cabinet decision. He said that these Ministers have breached the collective responsibility of Cabinet by filing affidavits against the transfer of shares of Yugadanavi power plant to an American companyFundamental Rights petitions filed against the government’s decision to transfer the shares of the power plant were taken up before a five Bench Supreme Court judge panel for the second day, yesterday. They were Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Jusitices Buwenaka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda and L.T. B. Dehideniya.

Senior lawyers Upul Jayasuriya, Thisath Wijegunawardena,Upul Kumarapperuma made submission for the petitioners yesterday.

With the conclusion of submissions made by the petitioners, the respondents began making their submissions. When President’s Counsel Uditha Egalahewa began making submissions, the Attorney General raised objections.

However, the President’s Counsel was allowed to make submissions.The petitions will be taken up before Supreme Court on January 10.

Saturday, December 18, 2021 – 01:11

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