SC dismisses petition against presidential elections

The Supreme Court today(4) dismissed the writ petition filed by Former Galle Mayor Methsiri de Silva requesting that the gazette notification for the November 16 presidential election be suspended.

Former Galle Mayor filed the write petition yesterday(3).

The petitioner had also requested that the Election Commission’s decision to call for nominations on October 7 be suspended as well.

The petitioner stated that the term of office of the current President is 6 years and if it is limited to 5 years it would have an affect on the sovereignty of the people.

As respondents to the petition were Mahinda Deshapriya and members of the commission.