X-Press Pearl ship fire FR petitions referred to Chief Justice

The Supreme Court decided yesterday (24) to refer the Fundamental Rights petitions filed in connection with the X-Press Pearl ship fire in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters filed by the Environmental Justice Center to Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya. 

A panel of Supreme Court judges, comprising Priyantha Jayawardena, Kumuduni Wickramasinghe and Priyantha Fernando took this decision considering a motion regarding these petitions.

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Source:: Sunday Observer