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Parliamentary activities - Court decision shows approval: Speaker’s office

4 December 2018 05:28 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The decision of the Court of Appeal to restrain the functioning of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet was a reconfirmation of parliamentary activities, the Speaker’s office said in a statement.

It said the Appeal Court nullifies the baseless and unreasonable allegations made against the Speaker recently.

“It is clear that the Court decision shows that it has approved the Parliamentary activities. It is an encouragement for us. We will express our gratitude to the Courts,” the Speaker’s office said.

It said the Speaker had acted according to democratic principles, Standing Orders of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and advice of local and international constitutional experts.

The statement said the President and the relevant authorities should pay attention to the political, social and economic drawbacks the country was facing and expressed hope that the president and the government would take steps to restore normalcy in the country.

  Comments - 8

  • johan Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:23 PM

    CBK and UNP has to take the responsibilities for bringing an inexperienced guy to the helm and putting the entire country in disorder.We do not find any mistake on Speaker's side

    Qualifications Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:48 PM

    next time UNP fields a common candidate please check his/her qualifications. Should be professionals - examples an Engineer, Phd Doctor (not the mervin variety) Medical doctor, Economist (not the tution master variety) Accountants, See other countries - the composition of the cabinet - there are no jokers like we have over here. High time we fix on qualifications even for a lay MPs. Minimum should be a graduate with at least with a second class. Should have a working knowledge of English and should reveal his assets and income tax file number.

    Dias Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:49 AM

    How about a GMOA doctor...what about that Padaniya fellow?

    Rasheed Wednesday, 05 December 2018 12:53 PM

    How about our former Mayor who owned three wheeler?

    wirantha Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:15 PM

    Padeniya pada talk is no more,,he is a Mahinda stooge,,these narrow minded doctors are just cramers and not balanced guys in life,,they only wanted prestige by becoming a doctor,,so just cramers,,most are psycho cases,,,

    Nimal Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:49 PM

    Education is the most important qualification to be an executive. Not thugs and hangers on. See the number of people aimlessly hanging around these politicians. What for ? The police is there to provide protection.

    Ryan Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:46 PM

    Palayaw thoth palayaw we are waiting for election

    Cisco Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:56 AM

    But no decision had been given by court. Just and interim order!!!

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