Duminda Dissanayake Challenges Appointment of Wijedasa Rajapakshe as SLFP Chairman


Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake has filed legal action in the Colombo District Court against the appointment of Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Keerthi Udawatta as SLFP Chairman and Acting General Secretary, respectively.

Dissanayake is seeking an enjoining order to prevent Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC and Attorney-at-Law Keerthi Udawatta from performing their duties as SLFP Chairman and Acting General Secretary. Additionally, he is requesting a declaration that all decisions made during the executive committee meeting on May 12 are legally invalid.

The plaintiff claims that the executive committee meeting was convened illegally, in violation of the SLFP constitution, making the subsequent appointments invalid.

The court’s decision on the issuance of the enjoining order is expected tomorrow (15).

Meanwhile, on May 13, the Kaduwela District Court issued an enjoining order preventing any faction from interfering with the newly appointed office bearers, Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as SLFP Chairman and Keerthi Udawatta as Acting General Secretary.

Chandaka Jayasundara, PC, along with Counsel Amila E. Dissanayake, represented the plaintiff, while Romesh De Silva, PC, represented Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe. Shaheed Barrie appeared for Nimal Siripala de Silva, and Pulasthi Rupasinghe represented Mahinda Amaraweera.

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