Rupavahini, ITN and Swarnavahini filed 3 appeals in the Civil Appellate High Court of Colombo seeking suspension of the enjoining orders issued by the District Judge of Kaduwela.
Having heard lengthy submissions by all the lawyers the Court decided that it could not set aside the enjoining order at this stage, and stated that they would be giving a ruling on 12th January on the preliminary objection raised by the common candidate’s lawyers.
Therefore the enjoining orders issued by the District Court of Kaduwela continue to remain in force.
Kushan de Alwis PC and Kaushalya Navaratne appeared for the TV stations.
Ronald Perera PC, Nalin Amarajeewa, Chathura Galhena and Suren Fernando instructed by Sandun Gamage appeared for the Common Candidate.