The Supreme Court by a unanimous decision dismissed  all the Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions that were filed  challenging the Gazette  issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  dissolving Parliament as well as the Gazette issued by the Election Commission that set the date of the election for 20 June.

The Court also dismissed all  preliminary objections raised during the ten days  of hearings.

In the brief settlement, Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya PC announced the decision of the five-member bench in Court this afternoon.

The  bench comprised  Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justices Buwanaka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, and Vijith Malalgoda.

SJB Gen. Sec. Ranjith Maddumabandara, one of the petitions said he is disappointed with SC ruling
Ali Sabri PC, who appeared for intervenient petitioners said the Court has upheld people's right to vote
M.A.Sumanthiran PC who appeared for petitioners said the fight for democracy would continue despite setback due to Court ruling