Jun 20, 2022

Court extends injunction preventing Nimal Siripala’s removal from SLFP posts

Colombo District Court Judge Purnima Paranagama issued an injunction order extended until Wednesday preventing the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party removing Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva from holding posts within the SLFP.

When the case was taken up before court this morning, attorneys representing the respondents in the case have said they are holding discussions to reach an out of court settlement with the petitioner.

Attorneys had indicated that if they are unable settle the case, they will challenge the decision to extend the injunction order by the District Judge.

The Minister in his petition stated that the Chairman, General Secretary, or the Central Committee of the SLFP do not have the power to remove him from posts within the party.

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva holds the post of Senior Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

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