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Monday, 03 December 2018 - 20:54
Court of Appeal issues an interim injunction on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet of ministers
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The Court of Appeal issued an interim injunction preventing the functioning of the current government.

Accordingly, the interim injunction has prevented Mahinda Rajapaksa from functioning as the prime minister and all other ministers in their portfolios until the Quo Warrantor writ against them is heard on December 12.

The Quo Warrantor Writ was filed challenging that the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet has no authority to hold such positions. 122 MPs including a former prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe filed the Quo Warrantor writ against the government on November 23.

The Quo Warrantor which was considered by the chairman of the Court of Appeal Prithi Padman Surasena and Justice Arjun Obeseykera also ordered to send notices to all the respondents including the prime minister and his cabinet of ministers.


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