A two-member CA bench on December 03 gave the order in consideration of a petition filed by 122 MPs, and issued notice to the respondents to make submissions on December 12.
CA Chairman Preethi Padman Surasena questioned the basis for the respondents to hold the offices since two no-confidence motions had been passed against them.
He also said the respondents should explain under what legal authority they hold their offices.
The CA chairman said the implications on the country both locally and internationally would be taken into consideration.
The appeal by Rajapaksa cites the 122 MPs of the UNP, TNA, JVP, SLMC and the SLPC as respondents.
The appellant claims the CA order is unconstitutional and that the court has no powers to issue such an order.