Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

TOBACCO COMPANY’S APPEAL DEFERRED

- BY S.S.SELVANAYAG­AM

The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed for support on June 18 the Special Leave to appeal the applicatio­n against the Appeal Court’s refusal to grant an Interim Relief sought by Ceylon Tobacco Company to suspend the implementa­tion of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets

he Bench comprising Justices Saleem Marsoof, K.Sripavan and Priyasath Dep refixed the case as the Petitioner, Ceylon Tobacco Company has retained a new group of lawyers.

In its petition, the Ceylon Tobacco Company cited Health Minister Maithripal­a Siri-

Petitioner in his Writ Applicatio­n before the Court of Appeal stated the said regulation had not been presented to Parliament

sena, the Health Ministry Secretary and the National Tobacco and Alcohol Authority Chairman as respondent­s.

Faisz Musthapha PC with Ali Sabry PC, Manoj Bandara and Mehran Careem instructed by Sudath Perera Associates appeared for the petitioner Company. Deputy Solicitor General Janaka de Silva appeared for the respondent­s.

Petitioner in his Writ Applicatio­n before the Court of Appeal stated that the said regulation had not been presented to Parliament and alleged the said regulation gazetted by the minister was inconsiste­nt with the minister’s powers.

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