SLPP Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Likely To Face Crucial Judgement On October 04 Over Eligibility Of His Candidacy

September 30, 2019

The Court of Appeal has decided to support a petition filed against recognizing SLPP candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as a Sri Lankan citizen before a three-judge bench on October 02

The case will be heard for interim relief on the 2nd (9.30am) and 3rd (2pm) of October, and Respondents are permitted to filed limited objections before that.

The petition was filed by two civil society activists - Gamini Viyangoda and Chandraguptha Thenuwara.

Many political observers describe this case as a "make or break" case for Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The ruling of the case is due three days before the end of the nomination period of the Presidential election.

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