Notice was issued today on 42 individuals including the Prime Minister to appear before the Supreme Court on the 8th of April.
Notice was issued in relation to two petitions filed by the Sri Lanka Bar Association seeking an order to direct the Cabinet of Ministers to take immediate action to resolve the prevailing economic crisis.
The directives were issued by justices Gamini Amarasekera, Shiran Gunaratne, and Kumudini Wickremesinghe when the petitions were taken up for consideration today.
The petitions will be taken up for examination on the 8th of April.
The petitioners requested the Supreme Court to direct the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and other relevant authorities to take necessary steps to ensure there is no shortage of essential items including food, gas, fuel, and medicine.
42 individuals including the Cabinet of Ministers, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Secretary to the Cabinet, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Secretaries to Ministries including the Ministry of Finance and the Attorney General have been cited as respondents in the petitions.