The Supreme Court will once again take up the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the agreement to vest 40 percent of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya to US firm New Fortress.
Accordingly, the consideration of the petitions will continue, today, tomorrow, and on Friday.
The petitions are being considered before a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, and justices Achala Wengappuli, and Kumudini Wickremasinghe.
The Supreme Court bench decided to postpone the hearing last week as judge LTB Dehideniya who is part of the bench that is considering the petitions was not present.
The petitions were filed against the transfer of 40 percent of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to New Fortress.
The petitions were filed by over 10 groups including Venerable Elle Gunawansa thera, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara, former JVP MPs Sunil Handunnetti and Wasantha Samarasinghe.
The petitions state the decision reached by the Cabinet, to transfer 40% of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to an American firm, was unjust.
The petition further states the respondent American firm will have a monopoly on the production of gas in Sri Lanka through the transfer of shares, adding a stringent tender procedure was not followed when transferring the shares.