A prominent law firm has started to file a petition in appeal court seeking a writ that to examine the mental health of opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
Under the second section of the Mentally Ill Ordinance, if any person is suffering from a mental illness, the OIC of the respective Police Station is to submit a medical report to the District court in order to take necessary action.
Accordingly, the law firm is working on the petition seeking a writ of mandamus under Article 140 of the Constitution. Further OIC Cinnamon garden Police Station, Parliamentary Secretary and Acting Inspector General of Police has been named as the respondents of the case.
The petition has pointed out that, the way Sajith Premadasa attend to remove cricket sanctions that imposed by ICC was unusual and abnormal.
There, Sajith Premadasa together with Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe pressured Indian Cricket Secretary Jay Shah to lift the ban on Srilankan cricket and it has been pointed out that it is a very abnormal.
Aforesaid incident led to the loss of the post of Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe, but no accountability on opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
Previously, civil activists took similar court actions on President Sirisena and Gotabhaya while seemingly they were out of track in administration.
Even though there was no people centric decision then, later the court had taken those matters into consideration. The court ruled Sirisena to pay compensation for the Easter attack victims and Gotabhaya founds guilty for the bankruptcy of the country