Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he does not agree with the interim order that was issued by the Court of Appeal today.
“We are not in agreement with the interim stay order issued by the Appeal Court suspending the functioning of the Cabinet of Ministers.
We will be presenting an appeal to the Supreme Court tomorrow morning against this stay order. We wish to emphasize the fact that the interpretation of the constitution and in making final determinations in that regard, is exclusively vested in the Supreme Court by the Constitution," the former prime minister said in statement typed on a personal letterhead.
The Court of Appeal issued an interim injection until December 12th barring Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from continuing in their positions in response to a writ of Quo Warranto filed by 122 legislators against the disputed government.