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Duminda challenges Wijeyadasa’s appointment

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Colombo, May 14 (Daily Mirror) -  Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake today instituted legal action before the Colombo District Court challenging the appointment of Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Keerthi Udawatta as SLFP Chairman and Acting General Secretary respectively. 

The plaintiff Dissanayake is seeking an enjoining order preventing Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC and Attorney-at-Law Keerthi Udawatta from functioning as SLFP Chairman and party Acting General Secretary respectively. 

The plaintiff is further seeking a declaration that all decisions taken during an executive committee meeting held on May 12 are not valid in law.

The plaintiff alleged that the executive committee meeting had been convened illegally, contrary to the provisions of  the SLFP constitution, and therefore its subsequent appointments are not legally valid.

The decision on whether the court will issue an enjoining order will be delivered tomorrow (15).

Meanwhile, on May 13, the Kaduwela District Court had issued an enjoining order preventing all factions from disrupting the newly appointed office bearers Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as the party Chairman and Keerthi Udawatta as acting General Secretary. 

Chandaka Jayasundara, PC with Counsel Amila E. Dissanayake appeared for the plaintiff. while Romesh De Silva, PC appeared for Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe. Shaheed Barrie appeared for Nimal Siripala de Silva and Pulasthi Rupasinghe appeared for Mahinda Amaraweera.

  Comments - 11

  • Peterpan Palandon Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:12 PM

    Criminal challenges another one! Absolutely funny country!!

    Nodaking Wednesday, 15 May 2024 01:24 PM

    The last thing on these imbeciles minds is to serve the people the reason why they enjoy the perks of the job. Faster we get rid of these tyrants better it is for the country.

    Ram Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:26 PM

    Too many political cases in the DC, CA

    ravin Tuesday, 14 May 2024 06:10 PM

    In accordance with the public media Wjedasa Rajapaksa is not a member of SLFP or in it's executive committee. Though it's a private entity It is interesting to know how does the prevailing laws apply in this regard.

    Nimal Tuesday, 14 May 2024 06:34 PM

    This is an endless cycle of litigation that will not benefit the people of this nation.

    Bushel Tuesday, 14 May 2024 07:15 PM

    Then what shoukd we do to the benefit of the country? We have to try out the way available way fir the benefit of the country.

    Sambo Tuesday, 14 May 2024 07:24 PM

    All are challenging each other but end of the day you all will end up losers.

    U No Who Wednesday, 15 May 2024 01:51 AM

    There is a hidden hand behind all this

    BanduXX Wednesday, 15 May 2024 02:58 AM

    Are they fighting for the 'family boodaley' of a bankrupt party.

    Ignatius Wednesday, 15 May 2024 05:08 AM

    Buggers have nothing to do except fight each other. They will go nowhare. Get together . Find the honest educated people among you. Make him/her your leader.

    joshua Wednesday, 15 May 2024 11:36 AM

    a dead party....people fighting for a post. People will kick these fellows out of politics in the coming months

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