The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has granted permission to proceed with three Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions seeking a ruling that the imposition of the State of Emergency under the Public Security Ordinance violates the people’s Fundamental Rights.
Three parties filed the FRs, including attorneys Namini Pandith and Rusiru Egodage.
The Supreme Court stated that no interim order preventing the Emergency Regulations from being implemented will be issued at this time.
The Supreme Court ordered the Attorney General to report back in two weeks on the amendments that need to be made to the Emergency Regulations.
The petitions will be accepted beginning on October 28th.