Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today began hearing the appeal filed by Mahinda Rajapaksa against the Court of Appeal's interim injunction, preventing them from functioning in their appointments.
The appeal hearing begins the day after the Supreme Court decision to overturn the dissolution of parliament.
A request was made for a five-member bench to hear the appeal, however this too was rejected today by the Supreme Court.
The hearing has been taken up by Justices Eva Wanasundara, Buwaneka Aluwihare and Vijith K Malalgoda.
Justice Wanasundara is set to retire however, with today being her last day as presiding Supreme Court Justice.