The JVP has accused the Attorney General’s Department of being biased towards the governing party without safeguarding the public officials.
JVP parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a press conference that the people need to be aware of the current state of the judiciary and understand that the cases being heard against the rejection of nomination lists was more than what appears to be.
He also said that the governing UPFA and the main opposition UNP should not have challenged the rejection of its nomination lists, but accept the shortcomings on their part.
“If there has been a shortcoming in preparing the nomination lists, it has to be accepted. Two of our lists were also rejected and when our legal experts looked at them and explained things to us, we realized that we had made a mistake, so we did not file a case,” he said.
Dissanayake noted that in the event a political party has violated the laws that have been approved by them in parliament in the first place, it was fair for the nomination lists to be rejected on those grounds.
He also said the JVP would take legal action if the rejected nomination lists of the UPFA and UNP for the local government bodies in Akmemana, Akuressa and Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabhas were given the green light by courts.