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7 member bench appointed to hear case against parliament dissolution

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice, Nalin Perera today appointed a seven member bench under him to hear the fundamental rights petition filed against the president's dissolving of parliament. 

The appointments follow the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to temporarily stay the president’s order and fix a court date for December 5.

Political parties including the United National Party (UNP), Janantha Vimukthi Permanuna (JVP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) and the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and civil society organisations filed petitions with the court, challenging Sirisena’s move.