SJB vs Fonseka : Clash now in courts

February 19, 2024 at 12:27 PM

The Colombo District Court today issued an injunction order preventing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) from initiating action against Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

The court order, effective for 14 days, prevents the SJB from suspending the party membership of MP Fonseka and ousting him from positions held within the party. 

Colombo District Judge Sandun Withana issued the injunction against SJB leader MP Sajith Premadasa, party General Secretary Ranjith Maddumabandara, Treasurer Harsha de Silva, and National Organiser Tissa Attanayake.

The injunction was issued after taking into consideration a petition filed by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who currently holds the position of Chairman of the SJB.

MP Fonseka’s relationship with the SJB has seen a deterioration in the recent past with reports claiming that there were moves to remove him from the SJB for criticising the party and its leadership. (NewsWire)