General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara has filed a 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 Cabinet of Ministers, including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Secretary to the Cabinet, the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and the Attorney General have been cited as respondents.
The respondents also include the US firm New Fortress.
The petition seeks an injunction order restricting the firm 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 fair study violates Fundamental Rights of citizens.
The petition also seeks an order quashing the Cabinet decision to transfer government shares in the Yugadanavi Power Plant.