JVP files writ application over Yugadhanavi pact

The JVP on Tuesday (26) filed a writ application with the Court of Appeal requesting to make null the decision made by the Cabinet of Ministers to transfer 40% of the Yugadhanavi Power Plant to US-based New Fortress Energy Inc.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ceylon Electricity Board, West Coast Power (Pvt) Ltd, Lakdhanavi Limited, The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation were named as respondents among 43 others.

The application also seeks a writ of mandamus be made on the respondents preventing them from taking any actions with regard to the matter until the application is taken up and its examination is concluded.

Earlier, the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, and Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero filed a Fundamental Rights Application with the Supreme Court seeking an order to prevent the transfers of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to New Fortress Inc.

In addition, the General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balavegaya filed a Fundamental Rights application with the Supreme Court on Thursday (21), challenging the government decision to transfer 40% of the Kerawalapitiya Power Plant to a US firm.


(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by newsfirst.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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