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MP Wigneswaran facing case from Sri Lankan Appeal Court 

Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal will hold a hearing for MP C V Wigneswaran from September 15th until the 17th, relating to his time as Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council. 

A writ application was filed against the newly elected parliamentarian, over the alleged failure to implement a court order delivered in 2017. Previously the Chief Minister for the Northern Province, Wigneswaran was instructed to reinstate former Provincial Council Minister B Deniswaran, Minister of Fisheries, Transport, Trade and Commerce, Rural Development, Road Development and Motor Traffic for the Northern Province. 

The court order was not completed. In response, Mr Deniswaran filed a Writ Application. Former Provincial Council Ministers Ananthi Sasheetharan and K Sivanesan were named as respondents in the case. 

In 2007, Judges Mahinda Samayawardhena and K Priyantha Fernando decided the Chief Minister did not have the official power to remove the Minister. 

See more from the Sunday Times here.

The announcement comes as Sinhala parliamentarians from both ruling and opposing parties slammed Wigneswaran after he delivered an address in parliament in Tamil. 

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