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Writ petition filed by 122 MPs fixed for Nov.30

A writ petition filed by United National Party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and 121 other Parliamentarians seeking an order in the nature of Quo Warranto declaring that Mahinda Rajapaksa is not entitled to hold the office of Prime Minister was yesterday fixed for November 30 by Court of Appeal.

When the petition came up before Court of Appeal Justice (President) Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara, the matter was fixed for support on November 30 and December 3.

The petitioners further sought a an order in the nature of Quo Warranto declaring that 49 respondents including Prime Minister and the Ministers of the incumbent government are not entitled to hold the office of ministers of the cabinet of Ministers and Deputy Ministers. The petitioners, the Members of Parliamentarians representing United National Party, Tamil National Alliance, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and several other parties filed this petition naming 49 persons including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, members of cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers as respondents.


 

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