UNP cannot give its support for dissolution of Parliament: Wajira

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UNP cannot give its support for the dissolution of Parliament till the mistake of appointing former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister is rectified by the President, UNP MP Vajira Abeywardene said today.

Mr. Abeywardene said this in response to a question raised by the journalists at a media briefing as whether UNP is ready to support a motion to dissolve the House.

“Dissolution of Parliament is not a solution to the present crisis as the mistake of appointing Mr. Rajapaksa has to be rectified first. Dissolution could be looked into after rectifying the mistake,” he said.

Earlier, he said the House could be dissolved if two thirds of the MPs approve such a move as per Section 70 (1) of the Constitution. “Statements are made that Parliament could be dissolved but it could be done under section 70 (1) of the Constitution,” the MP said.

He also said Section 14 (e) of the Interpretation Ordinance is not relevant for today’s situation as a person could be removed from a high post only under Section 107(1) of the Constitution. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Dura Sunday, 04 November 2018 06:31 PM

    Don't even think of dissolution. It's really terrifying me.

    poor lankan Sunday, 04 November 2018 07:17 PM

    Looks like some is scared for elections

    fairplay Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:09 PM

    Any govt would be reluctant to have an election at certain times when their popularity is not at its highest. The opposition always demands elections at such times. Nothing remarkable.

    UNP voter Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:14 PM

    Looks like some others are scared to convene parliament early.

    Galle Citizen Monday, 05 November 2018 12:36 AM

    This fella as usual doesn’t know what he is talking! Better keep quiet!

    ravin Sunday, 04 November 2018 07:21 PM

    will any impeachments solve the problem?

    upali Sunday, 04 November 2018 08:24 PM

    OK justifiable becaause many present members in UNP would not be able to come to parliament in the next time.

    sathya liyanage Sunday, 04 November 2018 08:33 PM

    The holder of this office is an MP who has been elected to be Speaker by other Members of Parliament. During debates they keep order and call MPs to speak. The Speaker is the chief officer and HIGHEST AUTHORITY of the House of Commons and must remain politically impartial at all times.The Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the presiding officer of the chamber.

    sHeHaN Sunday, 04 November 2018 08:53 PM

    Why is UNP afraid of an general election, simply cos the UNP won most of its seats in 2015 elections cos back then there wasn’t the infamous bond scam, there was Anti Rajapaksa era and Presidential backing UNP, now times has changed as well as UNP fortunes.

    Harini Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:24 PM

    Ah. It finally dawned on the UNP that a dissolution of parliament will be the fastest route to a general election in which they will be sorely defeated. Can't have that at any cost, can we? After all you've done to avoid any kind of election, a general election would be checkmate.

    be objective Monday, 05 November 2018 11:39 AM

    Conversely the other lot can't have the parliament convening.


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