A war against the judiciary


The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, in a judgement that is considered controversial this week (December 17) ordered that petrol prices should be reduced to Rs 100/= per litre to be effective from midnight the same day. The prevalent price for petrol with a octane count of 90, was Rs 122/= and petrol with an octane count of 95 was Rs 137/= per litre. The government, on the other hand, has declared that it will not implement the Supreme Court ruling and has even referred to it as contrary to the government’s war effort against the LTTE. Furthermore, according to the reports of a Cabinet meeting, the president has called on the government to oppose the court.

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