FR petitions on Emergency: SC defers to July 5

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The Supreme Court today deferred to July 5, the Fundamental Rights Petitions contesting certain Emergency Regulations.

The Bench comprised Justices Prasanna S. Jayawardena, Murdu N.B. Fernando and S. Thurairaja.

The Court directed the petitioners to dispatch notice to the Defence Secretary through Registry.

Additional Solicitor General sought time to obtain instruction from the Defence Secretary.

The petitions were filed by Purawesi Balaya Convener Gamini Viyangoda as well as Centre for Policy Alternative and its Executive Director Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu.