Another petition has been filed against Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Sanath Nishantha calling for action to be taken against him on charges of contempt of court.
The petition was filed before the Court of Appeal by Attorney Vijith Kumar.
MP Nishantha has been cited as a respondent in the petition.
Meanwhile, Attorney Priyalal Sirisena filed a petition before the Supreme Court yesterday (29) calling for an investigation into a statement by MP Nishantha, that he claims was in contempt of court, during a media briefing held recently.
MP Nishantha, the Sri Lanka Bar Association, and the Attorney General were cited as respondents in the petition.
The petitioner claimed that MP Nishantha at a media briefing on the 23rd of August at the SLPP headquarters had made a statement that defamed the judicial system.