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Case filed against Ranil looking to strip him of seat as MP

A court case has been filed against Ranil Wickremesinghe, accusing him of part ownership in a company that does business with the Sri Lankan government, which could see him potentially lose his seat as a parliamentarian.

Wickremesinghe is accused of owning 1.33 percent of equity in Lake House Printers & Publishers, a publicly listed company, that reportedly supplies cheque books to two state-banks. In effect, this means Wickremesinghe’s company engages in business with the government, which would disqualify him from holding a seat as an MP.

The case, filed by Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters at the Court of Appeal, is part of an enduring crisis on the island, as both Wickremesinghe and Rajapaksa battle for the prime minister’s office.

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