Prof. Tissa Vitharana

The Supreme Court dismissed a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Professor Tissa Vitharana deeming it null and void.

The petition claimed that five contestants who had at the General Election held in August last year were elected to Parliament through the National List.

The petition was taken up for hearing before Chief Justice K Sri Pavan, and Judges KT Chithrasiri and Buwaneka Aluwihare.

Dismissing the petition, the bench determined that General Secretaries of political parties had the right to elect Parliamentarians through the National List.