Sparking a new battle on the legal front, 122 MPs who supported the no-confidence motion against former President and fake Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have filed a Writ of Quo Warranto in the Court of Appeal challenging the purported government’s unlawful continuation in office.
Filing the Write of Quo Warranto the MPs have requested the Court of Appeal to issue a writ declaring that Mahinda Rajapaksa and the purported Ministers and Deputy Ministers have no authority to hold government offices following two successful no-confidence motions in Parliament.
According to Article 48 (2) of the Constitution, the government stands dissolved with the passage of a no-confidence motion in Parliament. In Rajapaksa’s case, he has lost two consecutive no-confidence motions with a resounding margin in Parliament and both debacles are duly recorded in the Hansard.
Former Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe lost her Parliamentary seat, last year, following a Writ of Quo Warranto filed in the Court of Appeal.