Petition challenges election of 27 member Maharagama UC

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice returnable, on June 28, on 27 Maharagama Urban Council members elected from the Independent Group II under the Motorcycle symbol.

A petitioner, named Chandrasena Perera, who is Member of the Podu Jana Eksath Peramuna, has complained that these Independent Group II members are not residents of Maharagama and they are not eligible to contest under the Elections Ordinance.

The petitioner wants their nominations and their subsequent election, after the poll of February 10, 2018, declared null and void. Further they want the Elections Commission to be ordered to hold fresh polls.

Faiz Mustapha PC, appeared for the petitioner.

The bench comprised Justice Preethi Padman Soorasena (President Court of Appeal) and Justice Shiran Gooneratne.

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