The Supreme Court yesterday (29) issued an interim injunction suspending the decision of the then Cabinet to grant the former President Maithripala Sirisena the official residence he used to hold during his presidency, even after his retirement.
That was when a petition filed by the Director of the Center for Policy Alternatives, Pakyasothy Saravanamuttu, was considered.
Accordingly, when inquired by the media yesterday regarding the situation regarding this house, the Minister of State Dayasiri Jayasekara replied as follows.
“Further action is being taken in accordance with the court decision. A place for the former President is essential. As a former President, he could not live in Polonnaruwa. So we are discussing what action to take in the future. ”
Located on Mahagamasekera Mawatha, Colombo, this house is a spacious house that was renovated and designed at a huge cost by combining three government ministerial quarters.