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Entire SC Bench hearing petitions on Yugadanavi Deal positive for Covid!

A wave of Covid-19 is spreading across the Hulftsdrop (Aluthkade) Supreme Court complex in Colombo, Court sources said. The situation is likely to affect the pending cases in the Court as well, sources added.

The petitions lodged against the deal to hand over government shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya to a US company were called before the Supreme Court yesterday (21). Nevertheless, any hearing of these petitions had to be adjourned till February 03, reportedly due to the absence of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya of the Five-member Bench hearing the petitions.

Accompanying the Chief Justice in the Bench were Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda and L.T.B. Dehideniya and sources went on claiming that all of them, including the Chief Justice, have tested positive for the virus.

Several employees working in the hearing process for the petitions against the Yugadanavi Deal have also tested positive for Covid, sources further added.

MIAP

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