The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment today (06) determined that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress' decision to expel Minister Naseer Ahamad from the party membership is legally valid.
With this Supreme Court judgment, Naseer Ahamad's expulsion will lead to the loss of his parliamentary seat.
The Supreme Court three-judge-bench bench headed by Justice Preethi Padman Surasena observed that there is no reason to interfere with the decision of the party to expel petitioner Naseer Ahamad from party membership.
The application of the petitioner was dismissed accordingly without costs.
The SLMC decided to expel Environment Minister Naseer Ahamad following his decision to vote in favour of the budget at the Third Reading on December 10, 2021.
The High Command of the SLMC had unanimously resolved to expel the petitioner from party membership.
Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC with Ruwantha Cooray, Rukshan Senadheera and Punyajith Dunusinghe appeared for the petitioner.
M.A. Sumanthiran PC with Viran Corea, Anne Kulanayagam and Divya Mascranghe appeared for the SLMC.