FR petition filed by former CJ against PC Elections Act rejected

Sarath N Silva filed the petition at the Supreme Court against the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Act in September last year.The Provincial Council Elections Amendment Act was passed by Parliament last year. A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva against the Provincial Councils (PC) Elections (Amendment) Act was rejected by the Supreme Court today.The petition was rejected by a majority in the three-member bench. However local civil society had raised concerns over the passage of the Act. (Colombo Gazette)