Law plays a major role in deciding election petitions
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Sri Lanka, April 9 -- An election petition was filed in the Court of Appeal where the petitioners challenged an election on the grounds of corrupt practice citing two statements alleged to have been made by the respondents to a newspaper (Gunasinghe Banda v. Navinna and Others - SLR - 207, Vol 3 of 2000  LKCA 21; (2000) 3 Sri LR 207 (1 August 2000).
The Appeal Court judgement excerpt that addresses the key issue reads as follows: "The petitioner has come to Court alleging two grounds of corrupt practice based on two different interviews said to have been given to the Lakbima newspaper by the first and second respondents respectively. In paragraph 12 of the supporting affidavit, it is averred that the first respondent "subjected him...
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