GAMINI DISSANAYAKE (PETITIONER IN SC 4/91) v. M. C. M. KALEEL AND OTHERS | 1993 2SLR 135

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Eight Members of the United National Party who were also members of
Parliament singly filed eight petitions bearing numbers SC 4 – 11/91 challenging
their expulsion from the Party. The respective petitioners in applications
No. SC 5/91 and No. SC 8/91 were Ministers of Cabinet rank in the UNP
government shortly before their expulsion.
The petitioner in application No. SC 9/91 and the petitioner in application
No. SC 10/91 were a State Minister and Project Minister respectively in ttie UNP
government shortly before their expulsion. The petitioners have filed their
respective applications under and in terms of Article 99 (13) (a) of the Constitution.
The expulsion of these eight members of the United National Party if held to
be valid will result in their being deprived of their seats in Parliament.

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