The Supreme court had ordered that the appeal case filed by ex-Transport Minister Deneeswaran against the removal of him from the post of Transport Minister citing seven persons including the CM, Wigneswaran, as respondents, be reheard by two new judges.
The CM had informed in writing on 20th August that he is removing Deneeswaran from the post of Transport Minister. The Governor NP, had dismissed Deneeswaran from the post.
Stating that the CM has no authority to sack him from the post, Deneeswaran filed a case in Appeal court and pleaded for interim injunction preventing newly appointed Ministers acting in their capacity as Ministers.
This case was taken up before the president of the appeal court Justice Dehideniya, and Justice Amarasekara.The judges dismissed the case that the CM has the power remove the Ministers and there are shortcomings in the Affidavit.
Deneswaran appealed against this judgment in the supreme Court. After hearing the case supreme Court judges, Pulanik Aluvihare, Thissa de Abrew and Nalin Perera had ordered that the appeal be heard quickly by two new judges.