TO­BACCO COM­PANY’S AP­PEAL DE­FERRED

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - 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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