Wigneswaran’s sacking of NPC minister illegal, court rules

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Court of Appeal has decided that former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s order to remove former Northern Province Minister B. Deniswaran from his post was illegal.

The decision was delivered by a judge bench comprising Justices Mahinda Samayawardena and Priyantha Fernando when the case was taken up today (5).

The court also ruled that the former Chief Minister’s order to remove Deniswaran from his provincial minister post and to appoint a new minister was also illegal.

The court also ordered C.V. Wigneswaran to pay the estimated case fees to B. Deniswaran.

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