UNP monk’s FR petition challenging COPE report fixed for support

By Chitra Weerarathne


The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed for support on September 8, the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the Ven. Theeniyawela Palitha thera, who had challenged the credibility of the COPE report on the Central Bank Bond Scam.

The hearing was re-fixed on the basis that the respondents, the members of the COPE Committee, its Chairman Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti and the Central Bank Monetary Board had not received copies of the petition. The court advised the petitioner to notify the respondents by sending them the relevant documents.

The petition had alleged that the COPE report is misleading the public and the court should take necessary steps to control the situation.

The Bench comprised Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare, Justice Sisira de Abrew and Justice Nalin Perera.

President’s Counsel S. A. Parathalingam appeared for the petitioner priest.

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