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* Quo Warranto petition against Mahinda Rajapaksa to be heard in court today
Fri, Nov 30, 2018, 10:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 30, Colombo: The Quo Warranto Writ petition filed by 122 members of Parliament against Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet is scheduled to be taken up at the Court of Appeal today.

Parliamentarians of UNP, JVP and TNA on 23 November filed a Writ of Quo Warranto in the Court of Appeal challenging Mahinda Rajapaksa on what authority he continues to hold the office of Prime Minister after a no confidence motion had been passed in Parliament against him.

The petitioners say the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has no support from the parliamentary majority and the Speaker has confirmed that.

The petitioners claim that according to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution Mahinda Rajapaksa is not legally entitled to hold the Prime Minister post.

Therefore, the petitioners have requested the Court of Appeal to rule that Mahinda Rajapaksa was not entitled to hold the office of Prime Minister in accordance with the Constitution and issue an order annulling his appointment.

 

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