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    Writ petition challenging PM’s Parliamentary seat dismissed

    May 21, 2019

    A writ petition filed against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, challenging his Parliament seat was dismissed by Court of Appeal.Filing a writ petition in Court of Appeal, petitioner Sharmila Roweena Jayawardene Gonawela sought an order in the nature of a writ of quo warranto declaring that UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe is disqualified to be a Member of Parliament and thus the appointment of Ranil Wickremasinghe as a member of Parliament void and that he has no right to continue to hold office as a member of Parliament.

    After upholding the preliminary objections raised by Prime Minister and other respondents, Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Shiran Goonaratne and Justice Priyantha Fernado ordered to dismiss the petition in limine.

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