The JVP has filed a petition before the Court of Appeal against the decision to transfer 40 percent of the shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya to a US company.
The JVP is seeking an interim injunction against the move by the Cabinet of Ministers to transfer the shares to an American company.
43 parties including the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, the Secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance have been named as respondents.
The JVP through its petition is also seeking an order to prevent the US company in question from becoming the sole local supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas.
The JVP has said that the country’s LNG monopoly will be transferred to the US company through the deal.
It also states that a proper tender process was not followed when handing over the shares.
NewsRadio court correspondent said the JVP in its petition has claimed that before arriving at the decision, the Cabinet of Ministers had not considered the impact the agreement will have on the country’s economy and national security.
Accordingly, it is seeking a judgment that the fundamental rights of the people have been violated since the Cabinet did not review the important facts before granting approval to transfer the shares.
The JVP is also seeking a Court of Appeal order to quash the decision by the Cabinet to grant approval to hand over shares of the power plant in Kerawalapitiya.
Petitions against the Yugadanavi Power Plant agreement have also been filed by the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, Venerable Elle Gunawansa and several politicians.