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We would not protect politicians, but the Constitution - JVP

7 November 2018 02:33 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has taken a firm decision to vote against the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaka as the Prime Minister and the prorogation of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena in Parliament, the Politburo member of the JVP, Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath said yesterday.

Mr. Herath told Daily Mirror that the JVP would not protect any politician, political party or group in this political cum Constitutional crisis but the Constitution and democracy.

“We are not ready to protect President Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe or Mahinda Rajapaksa. Our prime concern is to safeguard democracy and uphold democratic principles. Our position is that the appointment of Rajapaksa and prorogation of Parliament by President Sirisena is a violation of the Constitution and against the democratic way of governance. Therefore, all six members of the JVP will vote against this action in Parliament when a vote is taken,” Mr. Herath told Daily Mirror.

He added that if a No Confidence Motion was brought against the new government or against Prime Minister Rajapaksa in Parliament, the JVP would also support it. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 13

  • Nikil Wednesday, 07 November 2018 08:59 AM

    Great move Sir

    Percy Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:12 AM

    jve is fighting for there life

    Vijaya Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:16 AM

    Now it is 100% clear who is your boss!

    sandy123 Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:02 AM

    If they support MR what will be your comment?

    Chari Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:20 AM

    Constitutional or not....It is the Supreme Court that has the ability to interpret and give a ruling. Why is no one seeking this noble option. Baffling indeed...

    xlntgson Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:48 AM

    First of all the speaker should rule out, to go to courts! 'suo motu'

    Rasheed Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:13 AM

    Still you believe the court?

    Vajira Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:33 AM

    JVP is trying their best to discourage MPs crossing over to MR camp.

    Dhammika Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:33 AM

    JVP Thank you . Only the JVP is talking the correct situation and the remedies that has to follow . GREAT . DEMOCRACY has to and must WIN at the end .

    Aruna Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:49 AM

    Who believe now JVP is a left, Marxist and socialist political party?

    Roy Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:49 AM

    Ask Cargills going judge

    Arjuna Ranawana Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:10 AM

    Yes . ! We are also urged your party to protect Democratic Values

    Missaka Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:40 AM

    In the name of protecting the Constitution, invariably protecting RW!.

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