The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed Quo Warranto writ application filed by 122 MPs challenging the appointment Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Cabinet for arguments on January 16, 2019.
The Court directed all respondents to file written objections by January 4 while the petitioners were directed to file their counter objections by January 11.
At the commencement of the proceedings, the respondents requested that the application be dismissed on the basis they did not fully receive notices and the brief of the case, and that was a matter of non-compliance with the rules by the petitioners.
Court of Appeal Justice P. Padman Surasena and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara dismissed the objection. They observed that there were several ways to comply with the rules in serving notices and brief to the respondents.
The Court also directed the Registrar to re-issue the notices and the brief of the case and the petitioners were also directed to take necessary steps to make the briefs available to the respondents through Court.