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Friday, 15 May 2015 - 13:06
Update: Stay order of GOTA is Unconstitutional
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that further legal advice will be sought with regard to the interim injunction issued by the panel of 2 Supreme Court judges, preventing the arrest of former Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Answering a journalist, during a meeting with Buddhist and Hindu religious leaders held at Temple Trees this morning, the Prime Minister said that his lawyers have informed him that the interim injunction is problematic.

In addition, the Prime Minister also said yesterday that he expects to obtain legal advice from the Commonwealth Legal Unit against the procedure followed by the Supreme Court with regard to the fundamental rights petition of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.



update: Friday, 15 May 2015 - 07:55 PM
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe quoted his lawyers as saying that the interim injunction issued by the panel of 2 Supreme Court judges preventing the arrest of former Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is problematic.

He said that he has been seeking further legal consultation with regard to the matter.  

The Prime Minister also said that he received yesterday, a copy of the fundamental rights petition filed by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

The prime minister stated this while answering a journalist during a meeting with Buddhist and Hindu religious leaders held at Temple Trees this morning.

The Prime Minister also replied to a journalist when he asked whether the Supreme Court injunction has disturbed the ongoing investigations against the former Defence Secretary.
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