Sat, 27 Nov 2021 Today's Paper

Interim order against PM, Cabinet

3 December 2018 03:34 pm - 70     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order restraining the functioning of the respondents as Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and state ministers.

The respondents were noticed to appear in Court on December 12. (S.S. Selvanayagam and Shehan Chamika Silva)

Video by Prasanna

  Comments - 70

  • Buwa Monday, 03 December 2018 03:47 PM

    Justice prevails. Long live the judiciary of Sri Lanka. We salute you sirs for your unbiased decision.

    Real Peace Monday, 03 December 2018 03:57 PM

    I’m not a fan of RW, but what MR and MS are doing to parliamentary democracy and RW is very, very wrong. Thank you CoA!!

    Veda mama Monday, 03 December 2018 03:57 PM

    Great!! A safe country to live in.

    SN Monday, 03 December 2018 04:22 PM

    So Sira is now the King. Jayawewa.

    All For One Monday, 03 December 2018 03:48 PM

    Democracy prevails!!!

    Palitha Monday, 03 December 2018 04:02 PM

    I not a fan of RW but we want democracy and justice we lost our rights under the president Sirisena it's very sad

    Saman Monday, 03 December 2018 03:52 PM

    What would MR worshipers say now? If you wanna election respect the law and come clean.

    doc Monday, 03 December 2018 04:38 PM

    Great now ranil has to wait till 12th to become p.m ...president can enjoy a holiday till then..

    lion Monday, 03 December 2018 03:52 PM

    Truth prevails, Nations gratitude to the honorable judges for upholding the democracy which vanishing fast in Srilanka.

    C.K.Lankputhra. Monday, 03 December 2018 03:53 PM

    Come on. Hip pip hooray.

    Marikkar Monday, 03 December 2018 03:53 PM

    Mahinda in Peril...the consequence of power hunger...

    Krishantha Monday, 03 December 2018 03:54 PM

    it is time to find Sri Lanka on the map?

    Gam Mirris Monday, 03 December 2018 03:56 PM

    Justice indeed is alive and well in my mother land. More strength to the Judiciary. Thanks GOD for Judiciary service Commission! More power to the respected Judges of the Appeal

    Sri lankan Monday, 03 December 2018 03:57 PM

    This will hurt MR.

    wimal Monday, 03 December 2018 03:57 PM

    This doesn't mean MR is not the prime minister and parliament is still suspended. I took my law exam in another room, i know the secret law that nobody else knows.

    SN Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:24 AM

    News Parliament match we will win under Duckworth Lewis method.

    Ryan Monday, 03 December 2018 03:57 PM

    This is just an interim order, nothing to jump up and down

    Unchikun Monday, 03 December 2018 04:31 PM

    I am not jumping up and down. I am rolling in laughter. Got a cramp in the rush.

    NIHAL Monday, 03 December 2018 03:57 PM


    Moiez Monday, 03 December 2018 03:58 PM

    Well done sir, the judges have shown what democracy is , we salute and respect the judiciary. Well done again. What's the fate of PM and other ministers now.

    Dillan Monday, 03 December 2018 03:59 PM

    One tamil police and one shinhala police were killed by ..........

    Mukbilsinan Monday, 03 December 2018 03:59 PM

    Going down down from all sides

    bo Monday, 03 December 2018 04:00 PM

    It is a subordinate interim order pending supreme court decision on the 7th. The bench has given a political judgment evading any inference that they have pre-empted the pending supreme court decision. The interim order restrains and not bans.Anything could happen after the 7th, so don't take this as read, or final.

    channa Monday, 03 December 2018 04:01 PM

    MS ruiened MR's future.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 03 December 2018 04:27 PM

    Both ruined the country.

    kunthvan Monday, 03 December 2018 04:30 PM

    Yes. It is true.

    Citizen Perera Monday, 03 December 2018 04:02 PM

    Justice prevails... we have honest independent judges

    Graham Monday, 03 December 2018 04:03 PM

    All respect to the judiciary of Sri Lanka, Well done. It is not a matter of MR / RW or MS but the law in the country.

    mason Monday, 03 December 2018 04:03 PM

    A salute indeed for the Judiciary indeed, so proud that legal system can take whatever correct decision based on their own expertise this way, Now to Respected CJ and panel appointed for 4/5/6 Dec ...for once as Sri Lankans we saw the true, unbiased legal view point from a 3 judge panel. Every person irrespective of their political affiliations salute the legal system for giving a stay order for time being against an undemocratic decision taken. I don't support any party but democracy and respect to constitution must be valued if not we end up a country through dictatorship and fear. I do hope the panel gives their honest and correct decision no matter its Yes or No without any fear for earlier era threats etc as this is what we all fellow Sri Lankans want and will salute you all and your profession indeed.

    Unchikun Monday, 03 December 2018 04:04 PM

    Oops! What will be the black coat pundits at the so called Peoples Channel have to say tonight.Off to get a drink.

    Ravindra Monday, 03 December 2018 10:42 PM

    AirAsia the people's channel

    Mokan Monday, 03 December 2018 04:04 PM

    Thanks to the judges proud to be a Sri Lankan.Have to admit the part of the credit goes to MS

    Bamuna Monday, 03 December 2018 04:07 PM

    Long live democracy - and we salute the judiciary!A proud moment

    Ins Monday, 03 December 2018 04:07 PM

    Time to step down MR!!

    Unchikun Monday, 03 December 2018 04:17 PM

    From where?

    Labby Monday, 03 December 2018 04:08 PM

    Gentlemen, let's toast to our Judiciary..

    Cluless Monday, 03 December 2018 04:08 PM

    The predicament ignorant and selfish president has put this country through is serious. He should be sent home by the voters if he still has the guts to contest again.

    ELANGOSS Monday, 03 December 2018 04:09 PM

    Will media stop calling MR as Priminister of Sri lanka now.

    Susil Monday, 03 December 2018 04:09 PM

    "Sri Lanka matha. Api Sriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Lanka. Aho aho aho aho Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaathaaaaaaaa" Water, water, water, pleeeeeeeeeeease. Huh!

    ANTON Monday, 03 December 2018 04:11 PM


    Banda Monday, 03 December 2018 04:11 PM

    Now SB, Wimal and Gaman will come out and say, we will appeal to the Supreme Court and continue as usual.

    Veda mama Monday, 03 December 2018 04:11 PM

    What a Great Achievement. Proud to be a Sri Lankan who comes under the shadow of “Law of the Land” and by no means under MS or MR or RW or any other politician.

    Kumara Monday, 03 December 2018 04:14 PM

    MS's stupid actions lead to this. He is biased and incapabable. MR is an opportunist. Sri Lanka justice is great but you are foing your job..

    Sanath Monday, 03 December 2018 04:15 PM

    A great relief to see that the Judiciary is much alive and independent.

    Felix Monday, 03 December 2018 04:15 PM

    Justice prevails and law is above all!. Though the order is an interim, salute to Judiciary of Sri Lanka. Proving that Sri Lanka is a civilized and democratic country! .

    Chryshan K Monday, 03 December 2018 04:16 PM

    This is called the real development of a country. Independent police commission, independent Judiciary, freedom of speech, media freedom etc etc. Now we are a developed country.

    Jayanath Monday, 03 December 2018 04:17 PM

    It is just a matter of time. He will win and he will be our leader soon. All these hooligans who betray the country and has no dignity just want and see.

    Safeek Monday, 03 December 2018 04:22 PM

    Sure they will say the have no confidence on CA and continue to protest as respondents

    Democrat Monday, 03 December 2018 04:23 PM

    Simply the democracy survived. Salute the judges for their bravery

    lakmal Monday, 03 December 2018 04:34 PM

    Not so fast. This is only an interim order.

    SAM Monday, 03 December 2018 04:24 PM

    Match not over yes. Mara will play with Duckworth Luwis.

    Waz Monday, 03 December 2018 04:28 PM

    One more opportunity has been given to MR to go home and hang on the window!

    Bon Bon Monday, 03 December 2018 04:29 PM

    With no functioning Govt, there wud b less or no curruption... it wud b a peaceful n prosperous SL soon...

    Susil Monday, 03 December 2018 04:29 PM

    Chathurika Duwe, Ayurudu 2000 ithihasayak thiyena mage, redi "Janadhipathi Thaththa" gelewwa duwe

    Lal Fonseka Monday, 03 December 2018 04:29 PM

    Whatever color you are, whatever race you are, Whatever religion you are, Sri Lankans are proud of our Judiciary . May God Bless Sri Lanka Matha.

    Marzook Monday, 03 December 2018 04:32 PM

    Some food for thought for MS before tonight's meeting with the UNF. I wish he draws some nourishment from today's interim order before he resorts to the already concocted stalemate strategy which Basil taught him last night.

    Voldy Monday, 03 December 2018 04:32 PM

    Now all, even the prime minister and president, will fear the law

    GoodOne Monday, 03 December 2018 04:33 PM

    Come on its too early to celebrate iDumb nation... Folks should know what an interim order is before throwing hooray. Lets wait till 7th.

    Questions Monday, 03 December 2018 04:33 PM

    Can MR now use helicopters for his daily travel at our expense ? Can he step into the PM office ? What does our ever wise prof and dinesh (the mouth piece) has to say ?

    Wise Donkey Monday, 03 December 2018 04:37 PM


    Anthony Monday, 03 December 2018 04:39 PM

    We salute the Judiciary, long live Democracy, Nations gratitude for the Honourable Judges, very proud of you. Brave Hearts.

    Danuka Monday, 03 December 2018 04:39 PM

    Wwll done guys

    elmi Monday, 03 December 2018 04:40 PM

    Since application was not made for reinstatement of RW as PM, now the country has no PM

    Question Monday, 03 December 2018 04:41 PM

    Will the functions of their fleet of vehicles also cease ?

    Dr RIFAI.UK Monday, 03 December 2018 10:01 PM

    A great news to all 22 million Sri lankans .Wisdom prevailed and the rule of law prevailed.Justice is done finally .After all this loss .

    chandra Monday, 03 December 2018 10:28 PM

    Very Sorry MR and MS both. Give up Prime Minister post as a gentleman. If you stay more you will be black list more.

    ggp Monday, 03 December 2018 10:38 PM

    We Salute to our Great Judiciary ,

    GH Monday, 03 December 2018 10:39 PM

    It proves our justice system mortgaged to westerners who rule our country till to create DEFECTO state in Sri Lanka for the LTTE.

    Dayawathie Tuesday, 04 December 2018 06:23 AM

    Aiyo mahinda.

    Andrew Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:51 AM

    Come on Mahinda move on, take Sirisena with you.The two could be tied to a bullock cart. These two will be a ideal sight during Christmas and the New Year.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w