An election petition challenging the last month’s Presidential elections was filed in the Supreme Courts a shotwhile ago, courts officials said.
The petition has been filed by common opposition presidential candidate Gen (retd) Sarath Fonseka who is now under detention.
The peition stated that state media was misused, various malpractices had taken place at polling booths and counting centres as well. In the petition filed through his lawyers General Sarath Fonseka cited the President and 20 others as well as the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka.
Asohaka Samararatne Associates (law firm) filed the petition.