The injunction order issued on the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party preventing the removal of Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva from holding posts within the SLFP has been extended until Wednesday.
The order was issued by Colombo District Court Judge Purnima Paranagama.
When the case was taken up before court this morning, attorneys representing the respondents in the case have said they are holding discussions to reach an out of court settlement with the petitioner.
Attorneys had indicated that if they are unable settle the case, they will challenge the decision to extend the injunction order by the District Judge.
Minister de Silva filed a petition before the Colombo District Court against a possible move to remove him from posts held within the SLFP based on statements made to media by former President and Chairman of the SLFP Maithripala Sirisena and party General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara that he acted contrary to the Central Committee by accepting a Ministerial post in the current government.
Former President Sirisena had announced that party members, who accepted posts within the government, will be removed from all posts.
The Minister in his petition stated that the Chairman, General Secretary, or the Central Committee of the SLFP do not have the power to remove him from posts within the party.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva holds the post of Senior Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.