The Supreme Court today fixed dates to consider a fundamental rights petition filed in relation to the Yugadanavi Power Plant agreement.
Accordingly, the petition will be considered on the 12th of November.
The decision was announced by a three-member Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Murdhu Fernando, Kumuduni Wickremesinghe and Mahinda Samayawardena.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa, the Cabinet of Ministers, the American company involved in the agreement, the Attorney General and several others have been named as respondents.
Parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara filed the Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court seeking an injunction order to suspend the decision reached by the Cabinet of Ministers to transfer 40 percent of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya to a US firm.
The petition seeks an injunction order to prevent the US company from being awarded the contract to supply liquid gas.
The petitioner claims that the decision of the Cabinet to transfer 40% of government owned shares in the Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant to the US firm is unjustified.
MP Madduma Bandara requested the Supreme Court to rule that the decision reached by the Cabinet of Ministers to transfer the shares without a thorough examination violates the fundamental rights of citizens.
The petition also seeks an order quashing the Cabinet decision to transfer government shares in the Yugadanavi Power Plant.