Nov 29, Colombo: Another fundamental rights petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to remove Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his post and appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.
The petition has been filed by Ven. Dambara Amila Thero requesting the court to declare that the President's decision was in violation of the laws.
The petitioner has named 53 including Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mahinda Rajapakse, members of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Attorney General.
The petitioner claims that the decision taken by the President to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe from Prime Ministerial post and to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa on October 26 as the Prime Minister is contrary to the provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Therefore, the petitioner Dambara Amila Thera requested the court to issue a verdict that his fundamental rights have been violated by the actions of the President and the Court to issue an interim order preventing the functioning of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his post and the Cabinet of Ministers until the conclusion of the hearings.
Former Media secretary of the President, Osala Herath also filed a fundamental rights petition against the removal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his post on October 26.