SC reserves judgement without a date
Case was heard before a seven judge bench on Dec. 4,5, 6 and yesterday Order extended till the judgement was delivered
While extending the interim order suspending the gazette notification on the dissolution of Parliament until the final judgement on the petitions against the dissolution is delivered , the Supreme Court last night concluded the hearing and reserved the judgement without a date.
Parliament was dissolved by President Maithripala Sirisena on November 9 and the petitions against it were filed on November 12 and the hearing was started immediately.
Hearing was held on November 12, 13 before a three judge bench including Chief Justice Nalin Perera and interim orders suspending the gazette notification on the dissolution of Parliament and the preparations of the general election were given on November 13.
Later the bench was expanded on the
request of the parties and case was heard before a seven judge bench on December 4,5, 6 and yesterday.
Initially it was announced that the judgement would be delivered yesterday, however, the Court announced on Thursday that the interim order would be extended till today.
When the hearing concluded at about 7 pm yesterday the Court announced that the interim order on the dissolution of Parliament would be extended till the judgement was delivered and reserved the judgement without a date.
Interim order on dissolution of parliament extended