UGC C hairman hauled up for Contempt of Court


The Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and Justices Gamini Amaratunga and K. Sri Pavan, directed University Grants Commision (UGC) Chairman Gamini Samaranayake to be present in Court on July 23, to explain why Contempt of Court proceedings should not be initiated against him, for not complying with the directive issued by the Court, with regard to the calculation of the marks obtained at the Advanced Level Examination 2011, and releasing the results without unnecessary delay according to the Z-score calculation.

The Ceylon Teachers Association and the 16 students who filed a fundamental rights petition in Court, seeking that the results be tabulated under a different formula, than what had been used, filed another motion in Court against a willful delay in finalising the results as directed by the Court.
The petitioners further stated that the relevant authorities had held a media conference on June 26 and made certain statements undermining the authority of the Supreme Court, amounting to contempt of court.

Senior State Counsel informed Court that the Commissioner General of Examinations had instructed him that the results would be released before July 25.

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