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Judiciary has no authority to revoke accepted nominations – UPFA

Feb 22, 2011 11:00:39 AM - itnnews.lk

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has told the Appeals Court that the judiciary had no authority to revoke the nominations filed by the Party for the Chilaw Pradeshiya Sabha.

This was emphasized when a petition filed by the United National Party to revoke the nominations as there was a candidate under 18 years of age, was taken up for hearing.  Counsels appearing on behalf of the General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance and Minister Susil Premajayantha said the judiciary had no authority to revoke nominations considering the facts which appear on the surface of the papers.  The Counsel who appeared on behalf of the Elections Chief said that there was no possibility of issuing orders to cancel nomination papers after being accepted. The Appeals Court thereafter announced that the ruling will be given on the first of next month.