FR filed by Brit involved in Galle Face protest dismissed | Daily News

FR filed by Brit involved in Galle Face protest dismissed

A petition filed by Kelig Fraser, a British woman who was actively involved in the Galle Face Protest, seeking declaration that the decision taken by the Immigration and Emigration Department to deport her from Sri Lanka

violates her fundamental right was yesterday dismissed and she was ordered to pay Rs.100,000 as a litigation fee by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court made this order accepting the preliminary objection raised by the Attorney General that she had filed this petition by concealing the facts from Court.

The petition was taken up before Supreme Court three-Judge Bench comprising Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, S.Thurairaja and Janak De Silva.

When the petition was taken up before the Supreme Court, Deputy Solicitor General Kanishka De Silva appearing on behalf of the Attorney General raised preliminary objection stating that a writ petition filed by the petitioner before the Court of Appeal regarding these matters was dismissed.

The Deputy Solicitor General pointed out that the Supreme Court also dismissed the appeal petition filed against it and the petitioner has filed this petition by concealing facts from Court. Therefore, she asked court to dismiss the petition in view of those facts.Attorney Lakshan Dias appearing for the petitioner stated that the petitioner was not even aware of the above facts.

The Supreme Court accepted preliminary objections raised by the Deputy Solicitor General and ordered to dismiss this petition subject to court fees.

The petition has cited the Immigration and Emigration Controller, the Attorney General and others as the respondents.


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