Sri Lanka Court Restrains Rajapaksa Acting as Prime Minister

Sri Lanka Court Restrains Rajapaksa Acting as Prime Minister

Sri Lanka Court Restrains Rajapaksa Acting as Prime MinisterThe court issued its order on Monday after 122 members of Sri Lanka’s parliament, who are allied with ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, filed a legal action on Nov. 23 challenging Rajapaksa’s authority as prime minister. In a statement emailed on Monday evening, Rajapaksa said he did not accept the appeal court’s ruling and would take the matter to the Supreme Court. Wickremesinghe appeared on local television Tuesday to say he was willing to face an election, but that it must be conducted with the legitimate government in place, acting within the constitution and with the consensus of all parties in parliament.