Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thera has filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking an annulment of the decision taken by the Our Power of People’s Party to strip him of his membership and Parliamentary seat.
Rathana Thera claims the Central Committee nor the disciplinary committee of the Our Power of People Party has the power to take such measures as he is not a member of the party.
Accordingly, the Venerable requested the Supreme Court to rule that the decision taken by the Our Power of People Party to strip him of party membership and the Parliamentary seat as invalid.
Rathana Thera further requested that a verdict be issued stating he has not lost his Parliamentary seat.