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Former President Sirisena loses house on Paget Rd via Court ruling

The Supreme Court issuing an injunction has ruled out the Cabinet’s decision on handing over a residence on Paget Road, Colombo 07 to former President Maithripala Sirisena.

The interim injunction was issued upon hearing the petition filed by Dr. Pakyasothi Saravanamuttu. The order will come into force after 04 weeks and will continue to remain in force till the conclusion of the hearing.

The petition was taken up before the Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices P. Padman Surasena, Yasantha Kodagoda and Mahinda Samayawardena today (29).

Following Sirisena’s retirement from the presidency, the residence on Paget Road was granted in accordance with the rights of a retired President. The decision was taken by the Cabinet of the previous Good Governance regime.


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