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Tuesday 18 December 2018
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Political Crisis deepens – Appeal Court issues injunction on Mahindha and 49 Ministers

Political Crisis deepens – Appeal Court issues injunction on Mahindha and 49 Ministers

The appeal court consisting of Appeal Judges, Pathman Soorasena and Arjuna Obeyasekara issued an injunction on Mahindha Rajapakse and his 49 Ministers Cabinet Ministers, non-cabinet Ministers Deputy Ministers and State Ministers , until the conclusion of the case filed by 122 MPs, including Ranil Wickremasinghe, said respondents of the case Mahindha Rajapakse and his 49 Ministers, have been ordered by Appeal Court to appear before the Court on the 12th December. They have been asked to show cause as to how they hold authority to hold the posts of Prime Minister , Cabinet Ministers, non-cabinet Ministers Deputy Ministers and State Ministers.

President’s Counsels, Kanaga Eeswaran and Suren Fernando appeared on behalf of the 122 petitioners including Ranil Wickremasinghe. President’s Counsels Gamini Marapona , Alice Sappri and Roshan de Silva appeared on behalf of the respondents, the Government party.

Meanwhile Mahindha Rajapakse has announced that the injunction is not acceptable to them and that they will go to Supreme Court.

Ranil has announced that they are ready to take over the Government and even prepared to go the General Election.

President Maithripala Sirisena promised to TNA that suitable action will be taken within 24 hours of the Court’s Order.

JVP demanded that the gazette notification dissolving the Parliament be withdrawn.


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