Supreme Court Judge recuses himself from petition claiming violation of fundamental rights by cremation of their 20 days old baby

A 20 days old Infant who had been receiving treatment at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) was died due to COVID 19 infection and the child was sent to cremation. Later the babys parents filed a Fundamental Rights petition filed regarding the cremation of a 20-day old infant.

The petition was taken up before the Supreme Court today (March 29) in front of Justices Priyantha Jayawardena, L. T. B. Dehideniya, Gamini Amarasekara, Yasantha Kodagoda, and Kumuduni Wickramasinghe.

But the Supreme Court Judge Yasantha Kodagoda said he was withdrawing from the case due to a personal reason.

Accordingly the consideration of the petition was postponed to May 25.