TOBACCO COMPANY’S APPEAL DEFERRED
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.