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The appeal filed against the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeals restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning, has been fixed for support on the 14th of December

The appeal filed against the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeals restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding the office of Prime Minister and his Cabinet from functioning, has been fixed for support on the 14th of December, by the Supreme Court.

On the 3rd of December, the Court of Appeals issued an Interim Order restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning, until the hearing of the Writ of Quo Warranto filed against them is concluded.
However, the following day, an appeal was filed with the Supreme Court against the Interim Order. The appeal was filed by attorneys on behalf of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The 122 MPs who had signed the Writ of Quo Warranto petition, against Mahinda Rajapaksa holding office as Prime Minister, have been named as respondents in the appeal.

The appeal states that the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal is unconstitutional, and that the Court of Appeals has no authority to issue such orders.