Fake Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a statement, said he would appeal against the Court of Appeal’s interim order in the Supreme Court as the first thing in the morning tomorrow.
Rajapaksa said he would not accept the interim order issues by the Court of Appeal today preventing him and his purported government from functioning in office.
Rajapaksa, who has also lost two back to back no-confidence motions in Parliament, said he would appeal against the order “first thing in the morning” tomorrow.
In his statement, Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is the Supreme Court that has the power of interpreting the constitution and he would not agree with the interim relief granted by the Court of Appeal.
Rajapaksa issued his statement today, without using the official letterhead of the Prime Minister’s Office. He has signed off the letter as Mahinda Rajapaksa without using any official title. Rajapaksa has also stopped using his official email address of the Prime Minister’s Office and sent out the release from a private email address.
Commenting on the matter, Presidents Counsel Saliya Pieris said, “An interim order of the Court of Appeal is not stayed merely because a party files an appeal in the Supreme Court. An interim order of the Court of Appeal remains in force until and unless a stay order is issued by the Supreme Court.”