SC dismisses petition challenging vaccine mandate


By Kamal Weeraratne

The Supreme Court yesterday (30), dismissed the petitions filed against the Gazette Notification prohibiting people who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from entering public places.

This was when the petitions, filed by a group of individuals including Prof. Hemasiri Jayathilaka, was taken before a five-Judge Bench of the SC. 

The Director-General of Health Services and Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam were among those who were named as the respondents of these petitions.