SLFP barred from removing Nimal Siripala from posts

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Colombo Additional District Judge Poornima Paranagama, yesterday (7), issued an Enjoining Order on SLFP Chairman Maithripala Sirisena, party General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera and its Central Committee (CC), preventing them from removing Minister of Ports, Naval and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva from his party positions until 20 June.

Having perused a petition filed by the Minister concerned, the Judge issued the Enjoining Order valid till the aforesaid date.

De Silva has filed his petition, challenging the authority of the Party Chairman, General Secretary and the CC, based on Provisions contained in Sections of the SLFP Constitution, to forcibly evict him from the posts he has held in the party.

By Hansi Nanayakkara