Sri Lanka Sports Minister likely to move Supreme Court against Appeal Court’s Interim Order!

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Roshan Ranasinghe, Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister, is likely to move Supreme Court against Appeal Court’s Interim order Preventing implementation of gazette issued by him, Cricket Age Exclusively learns.

Yesterday ( February 27) the Court of Appeal issued an interim order preventing the implementation of a gazette notification issued by the Sports Minister in relation to the regulation of activities of sports associations including Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), until the hearing of the writ petition filed by the Cricket Board and several sports associations is concluded.

The Court Of Appeal also ordered the petitioning party to file any relevant contradictions before June 12, whereas the petition was ordered to be recalled on June 22.
Accordingly, further hearing of the petitions was put off till June 22.

In the writ, the petitioning party, Including SLC, stated that a series of new regulations, gazetted by the Sports Minister on December 14 regarding matters such as the official period of the sports associations, the holding of official elections, the period of holding office, and the age limit, are exceeding the authority of the Minister.

It is the first time ever in Sri Lanka history, after Sports Law implementation in 1974, that regulations were challenged by Sports bodies in court!

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