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Court of Appeal resumes petition against Rajapaksa and cabinet 

The Court of Appeal resumed hearing the writ of quo warranto filed against 'purported' Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's unlawful continuation of the PM's office today. 

122 MPs from the United National Party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Muslim Congress and the Tamil National alliance in a petition challenged the validity of the appointments of 'purported' Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet and have sought a writ of Quo Warranto asking Rajapaksa to give reasons why he should remain in office, despite losing two no confidence motions in Parliament.

The Court of Appeal has adjourned for deliberations till 3.00 pm.

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