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The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today.

He said there was a misconception that the posts of prime minister and those of the ministers had fallen vacant.

“This is completely false. The court order has not removed the PM and the ministers from office but had stopped them from carrying out their duties and functioning in their posts,” Prof. Peiris said and added that there had been instances in world history where prime ministers had been removed but said this was the first instance where a prime minister was suspended from carrying out his duties.

“Once, a Pakistani Court removed a prime minister. However, this is the first time in the history where a prime minister and ministers were suspended from functioning. Though we respect the court order, we don’t agree with it. That’s why we filed an appeal in the Supreme Court,” he said and added that the only solution available to the current political crisis was to hold a general election. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  Comments - 21

  • Yehiya Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:28 AM

    Time to scrap your law book. World first prime minister suspended from work.

    rai Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:40 AM

    If he peruse this way, he should be held liable for any finance misuse by these illegal officials.

    Jay Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:14 AM

    You are a loser

    Dillan Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:23 AM

    Were policemen killed to support your prophaganda in east?Why are you silent on this?

    Sambo Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:33 AM

    You Budd people are all uneducated and rouges. The people will serve you with the verdict. So don't make false cries all the time and misleading the no so uneducated people.

    Citizen Perera Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:43 AM

    Absent minded Professor ?

    Veda mama Tuesday, 11 December 2018 03:33 PM

    A very good guess.

    surasena Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:19 PM

    There is a request to check the mentality of MS, this guy also group with him

    Slay Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:54 AM

    Your opinion does not count. You are a leach and you have become a joker.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:54 AM

    The are not functional. They are still bring paid ?

    Adwani Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:00 AM

    Can someone tell this Prof Sorry the meaning of suspension.

    pohottuwa Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:02 AM

    Professor who does not know his subject. Law. What ever he says is wrong. Slave of Mahinda.

    Andy Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:04 AM

    If only solution is general election why file an appeal

    Ram Tuesday, 11 December 2018 02:19 PM

    MR listened to faulty advice of GL and is now in difficulty. GL has lost his lustre as a Law Professor. He must retire from politics.

    muhandiram Tuesday, 11 December 2018 02:28 PM

    You and your Crazy opinions.Thank God you gave up teaching Law in the University and took to Politics. Perhaps, the ONLY good thing you did for mother Lanka.

    Ralston Tuesday, 11 December 2018 03:25 PM

    Media should act with responsibility. They should not give publicity to people like G.L.Peiris. The whole world knows this man is conning and a disgrace to the educated strata of this country. He utters garbage and rightfully should be put into the bin.

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:01 PM

    Your law book is totally outdated

    sange Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:01 PM

    Is this guy for real?

    sunil Wednesday, 12 December 2018 02:08 AM

    you a professoorr ?he never be prime minister , no majority ?how ?please no back door , etc etc

    TONY Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:42 AM


    Roger54 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 02:32 PM

    If the pm is not functional why do we need him. Its all the jokers who are talking

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