A Fundamental Rights petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging reopening liquor shops, violating the prevailing quarantine curfew, Daily Mirror reported.
The President, Vice President and Secretary of the United National Society of Self-Employed have filed this petition seeking an interim order to direct the relevant authorities to take appropriate steps preventing the opening of liquor shops.
The Petitioners have named Director General of Health Services, Inspector General of Police, Commissioner General of Excise Department, Minister of Health Service, Attorney General and 42 others who are members of the Presidential Special Task Force to Prevent Covid.
The Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya, Justice Janak De Silva and Justice Shiran Gooneratne fixed the petition for support on 4 October.