The Supreme Court refused to vacate the interim order given by the Court of Appeal restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning.
The Appeal was also granted special leave to proceed.
The proceedings of the Court of Appeal with regard to the case were stayed until the Supreme Court hearing is concluded.
The appeal is to be taken up for further hearing on January 16, 17 and 18, 2019. (Shehan Chamika Silva)