Three judges on the seven-member bench appointed by the Chief Justice to hear petitions filed against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve the Parliament, had earlier withdrawn from the fundamental rights petition filed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
One of the representatives of the Presidential Secretariat told ‘Lanka News Web’ that the President has informed the United National Party (UNP) that if there is majority in the Parliament, nominate someone other than Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe for the position of Prime Minister.
It is reported that the Rajapaksa’s group is expecting that the Supreme Court will dismiss petitions filed against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve the parliament.
All Diplomatic Units will reportedly be visiting the Supreme Court tomorrow.
Internal political sources inform that although President Maithreepala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is in a struggle to contest in the upcoming General Election.
Internal sources of the United National Party (UNP) say that the UNP is focusing on proposals on organizing a people’s front under Hansaya for next general election.