The Court of Appeal (CA) today refused to grant interim relief to suspend the appointment of Uva Province Chief Minister Harin Fernando. United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) members of the Council had challenged in Court the appointment of Harin Fernando as the Chief Minister.

UPFA’s Sashindra Rajapaksa was the former Chief Minister of the Province, challenging that he had no majority; UNP’s Fernando became the Chief Minister. At present, UPFA members have got together and challenged the control of the Provincial Council by the UNP.