Supreme Court Begins Hearing Of FR Petitions Challenging The Elections Date For The Eighth Date

The Supreme Court began hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the election date for the eighth day.

Eight parties initially filed FR petitions challenging the Elections Commission's decision and one party has withdrawn the petition after the Commission informed the court that the election could not be held on June 20.

The petitions are heard before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, and Vijith Malalgoda.

The issuance of preferential numbers for candidates has also been withheld due to the ongoing hearings.

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