Appeal filed against order issued on MR and cabinet

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An appeal has been filed in the Supreme Court against the court order issued on Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet.

The Appeal Court yesterday issued notice and an interim order against Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government, preventing them from acting as Prime Minister, Cabinet and Deputy Ministers.

The order was issued in a Quo Warranto case filed by 122 Parliamentarians against Rajapaksa and his new Government.

The respondents were ordered to show by what authority they hold office.

The Court of Appeal ordered 49 members of the new cabinet to appear in court on December 12th to respond to the petition. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. The Supreme Court injunction against Mahinda Rajapakse and his cabinet as illegal and unconstitutional is a great victory for the practice of Democracy.

    Democracy provides an opportunity to an impartial judiciary to adjudicate issues.
    The freedom of a citizen to take a dispute to an independent judiciary and obtain justice, enables him to value and practice righteousness; the corner stone for good, loving and peaceful living with all the people.

    I gladly see a turnaround of attitude now in SL to permit and seek justice in a court of law, after 70 long years of seeking answers to ethnic problem by guns, intimidation, might and oppression; using political power, hatred and extremism.

    Sinhala Buddhist extremism, initiated by SWRD Bandaranayake became acceptable and just to the Sinhalese. People were led into darkness of hatred instead of the light of truth and justice.

    The unresolved Tamil rights problem, as equal citizens, living in their traditional homeland , led to a democratic non violent movement from 1950s to 1970s, by Federal Party led by SJV Chelvanayagam QC (SJV).

    Military force and arms by the government of Srimavo Bandaranayake, from 1960s caused intimidation, oppression, violence, murder, destruction of indigenous Tamils. The government kept SJV and leaders under house arrest for several years, without taking them to a court of law or enabling them to establish the truth and justice to resolve the problem.

    This ugliness prevails to this date.

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