The Colombo District Court has issued an enjoining order preventing the convening of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) Central Committee without the permission of the party’s leader, President Maithripala Sirisena.

SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa had earlier today, announced that the party’s Central Committee would meet tonight at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute for a special meeting.

However, the meeting was later cancelled on the orders of President Maithripala Sirisena.