(January 12, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Colombo District Court judge Sujatha Alahapperuma today (12) issued notice to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordering him to appear before court on Jan. 26.

The order was issued after taking up a case filed by Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha chairman - Prasanna SolangaArachchi against the cancellation of his SLFP membership.

The former President was named as a defendant of the case.

Meanwhile; an attempt by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to obtain the signatures of Sri Lanka Freedom Party members on blank sheets of paper to make him the head of the party has been averted by its Executive Council, reported by local media in Colombo, today.

The meeting took place at the residence of Western Provincial Council chairman Prasanna Ranatunga at Green Path in Colombo.

More than 125 members took part in the meeting.

Usually to hold an Executive Council meeting a period of three days notice must be given to members. But the meeting was held after serving notice on the members only yesterday (January 11) afternoon.


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