Retired Air Vice Marshal Sampath Sanjeewa Thuyacontha has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order for the annulment of his being blacklisted by the Commander of the Air Force.
The petitioner notes that state minister of defence Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon has said in parliament that he was blacklisted for having expressed his opinion on the political stage of the National People’s Power.
He stresses that he has never violated the honour of the Air Force through his actions.
The Air Force commander, its senior administrative officer, state minister Tennakoon and the attorney general have been cited as respondents in the petition.
Meeting of retired military personnel called by the JVP-NPP on 11 February 2023.