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Petition against MR’s premiership withdrawn

The petition filed against the appointment of Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and his Cabinet of Ministers was withdrawn yesterday (12).

The Lawyer representing the petitioners informed the Court of this decision when the petition was taken up before Court of Appeal Justice Arjuna Obeysekara yesterday.


The Court allowed the withdrawal of the petition.


The petition was filed by 122 MPs from the United National Party, the Tamil National Alliance, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the All Ceylon Makkal Congress, against Rajapaksa and his Government’s continuation in office after two no-confidence motions had been passed against it in the House.

The petition challenging the appointment of Rajapaksa and his Cabinet of Ministers to their respective positions was filed last December.

(Ceylon Today)

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