MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero has filed a petition in the Supreme Court reclaiming his parliament membership and party membership.
The Thera requests that an order be issued to nullify the decision taken by Ape Jana Bala Party to remove him from the party membership and from the post of MP.
The Ape Jana Bala Party (Our People of Power) decided to remove Rathana Thero from the party accusing him of violating party discipline. The Party also informed the National Election Commission and the Secretary General of Parliament to dismiss the Thera’s parliamentary membership as he is no longer a member of the Party.
Rathana Thera, on the other hand, is of the view that neither the Party’s Central Committee nor the Disciplinary Committee has the power to oust him.