The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a petition for a direction to the Union government to bring forthwith the ailing mother of the slain LTTE leader V. Prabakaran from Colombo by a special plane for treatment in Chennai.

Chennai-based advocate R. Karuppan has filed the special leave petition against an order of the Madras High Court asking him to make a representation on behalf of Parvathi Ammal or get the representation from her and submit it to the Tamil Nadu government within two weeks. After receiving a representation, it would place the matter before the Union Government within two weeks thereafter for its consideration, the court said.

In his SLP, Mr. Karuppan said the 86-year-old Parvathi Ammal had been a resident of India from 1988 to 2003. Recently when she returned to the country, she was not allowed to land on Indian soil and sent back to Kuala Lumpur. Now she was sent to Sri Lanka. He said the woman was suffering from paralysis and other ailments and she required urgent medical attention. After the April 30 High Court order, he faxed a representation on her behalf on May 1 but it was neither acknowledged nor acted upon. However, an alleged email, purportedly sent by her, was sent to the Centre, Mr. Karuppan said. He wanted a direction to the Centre to send a special plane to Colombo to bring the woman for providing treatment in Chennai on humanitarian grounds.