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Rajapaksa can't take actions as Sri Lankan PM: Court

IANS  |  Colombo 

The in on Monday issued an interim order restraining former strongman and members of his purported government from functioning as the Prime Minister,

The court gave its order on Writ of Quo Warranto filed by 122 MPs challenging the former and his government's continuation in office, Colombo Telegraph reported.

The court also served notice on respondents and directed them to show by what authority they hold office. The case will be taken up on December 12 and 13.

Meanwhile, Rajapaksa called for a snap and said it was the only way the country could solve the ongoing political instability.

In a special statement released by his office, Rajapaksa invited all those who respected democracy to give a careful thought to holding a parliamentary election, as this would be the only way to end the present crisis, reported.

has been embroiled in a political crisis since October 26 when sacked and replaced him with Rajapaksa.

Rajapaksa's party, the Podujana Peramuna, organized a mass activity in Colombo on Monday afternoon with hundreds of people calling for a snap parliamentary poll.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:34 IST