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JVP undecided whether to support: If resolution brought in to dissolve parliament

15 February 2018 09:55 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today let anyone bring in a resolution to dissolve parliament, then they would decide what to do.

In response to a question what stance the JVP would take if a resolution was brought in to dissolve Parliament, he said “Let them bring it in first. We do not need to get excited on this. We are sure they will not bring in such a resolution,” he said.

He told a news conference that according to the 19th Amendment, President had no power to dissolve parliament until February, 2020 and added that it could be done only through a resolution with a two-thirds majority.

“Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and MP Chamal Rajapaksa had asked to dissolve parliament and announce a general election. Whom are they requesting to do so? It is the parliament that had the power to dissolve it. Both of them are in parliament. They can bring it if they want to do so,” he said.

He said they could not accept the claims that parliament should be dissolved following the Local Government election results and added that it should be done only when the country was in a politically unstable situation.

“It is not practical to dissolve parliament based on the results of an election. Then after every election, they would ask to dissolve parliament,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 4

  • Janathawa Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:04 PM

    It will be better to dissolve all LG bodies for a more efficient local administration. Survey the results during the period there were no little politicians!!!

    Gayan Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:32 PM

    Must be waiting for approval from their masters -UNP

    Saman Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:39 PM

    Make scene. Everyone has forgotten the purpose of this election. Now they want to change the government to serve the people better ? Sorry my mistake.. they just want have the power to cover up their crimes and to do more crimes. Even if it dissolves, next parliament will be the same. Whatever happens nothing is there for the people.

    spectator Friday, 16 February 2018 03:40 PM

    Nothing new, both the big parties rob the country in turns. for a change see the possibility of privatizing the parliament / government

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