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AG Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC suggests that President is vested with 'plenary executive power' not restrained by Art 70.
Responding, AG denies that his opinion is meant to favour the President, whilst he admits that he has got instructions from President Sirisena.
Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC, appearing for GL Peiris says
1. The dissolution ex facie within the Presidents power
2.There is no co -relation between Article 33 and Article 70
3.Article 62(2) gives power to the President to dissolve Parliament
4.reasonableness of the dissolution
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FR Petitions on dissolution just being taken up by court. AGs dept saying that notice has not yet been served on all parties. Presidents Counsel K. Kanag-Isvaran asking court to take this matter up today due to grave urgency #lka #SupremeCourt #ConstitutionalCrisisSriLanka
Bench consisting of CJ, Priyantha Jayawardena J and Prasanna Jaywardena J will take the matter up at 2pm. Several senior counsel expected to make submissions. Many seeking to intervene in the application as well. #SupremeCourt #lka #ConstitutionalCrisisLK
Presidents Counsel K. Kanag-Isvaran commences his submissions in SCFR 351/18 for Leader of Opp @R_Sampanthan. States that a proclamation cannot be made under Art. 70(5). It is only a consequential provision. Has to be under 70(1) which President has not done.
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