Supreme Court to hear Sports Minister’s case tomorrow on Appeal Court Injuction

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Supreme Court of the Country will be hearing Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe’s case tomorrow on Appeal Court Injuction against his gazette implementation, Cricket Age exclusively learns.

In the last week of February, the Court of Appeal had issued an interim order staying the operation of the regulations made applicable to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice (President) Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne and Justice M.A.R. Marikkar made this order pursuant to a writ petition filed by SLC President Shammi Silva and its Secretary Mohan De Silva challenging the regulations promulgated by Ranasinghe.

The Court of Appeal further issued an interim order preventing Sports Minister, Sports Ministry Secretary and Director General of Sports Ministry from taking steps in terms of the Sports Law No. 25 of 1973 to implement the impugned regulations until the final determination of this this petition.The Court fixed the petition for argument on June 22.

The Petitioners alleged that the regulations promulgated by Sports Minister are illegal and unlawful in violation of the principles of natural justice and legitimate expectations of the Petitioners.

Against Court of Appeal Injection, Minister Ranasinghe then moved to Supreme Court, challenging the decision. The case will be taken up for hearing tomorrow and verdict is likely in next few days. And If Ranasinghe wins, then there will be another round of attack and counter attack between Sports Ministry and SLC.

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