FR petition filed against convening of Parliament

19 November 2018 03:41 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former UPFA MP Sarath Weerasekara has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court today saying that the Parliament Secretary General has no power to convene Parliament when a stay order against the dissolution was in place.

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  • Aparaade Monday, 19 November 2018 04:21 PM

    This is the problem with this kind of people. He is a known pro MR man and he will do anything to make sure MR come into power. If he is a anti MR he will argue otherwise. Nothing will happen to the general public.

    j vescovi Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:07 AM

    do whatever you Sri Lankans have to do get rid of ignorant manipulative thugish President, this thug is doing a great damage to your country.

    Nimal Monday, 19 November 2018 04:42 PM

    1. Why no one is filing a FR case for 62 lakhs agreement with Prez Sirisena on 2015-01-08 who clearly violated and agree with 58 lakhs MR. 2. Why UNP all parties do not show by name 113 unofficially in a different room in Parliament complex and show it to media as a clear, honest, good proof for sri lankan history.

    Cisco Monday, 19 November 2018 04:49 PM

    Good work. We all waiting for ruling of 7th December. In the mean time another court proceeding!!!!!!

    PV Iyer Monday, 19 November 2018 06:56 PM

    Sri Lanka and India are the two countries in South Asia who have sustained constitutional democracy from Independence, based on elections, without interruption. It is therefore sad to see Sri Lanka in such a constitutional conundrum. What surprises me is that when, as I understand, under the recent amendment to the constitution when Parliament alone can decide if a PM has lost his majority as well as the right to office, why did His Excellency the President choose to dismiss the PM, and after he did it, why did the aggrieved PM not take the matter to the Supreme Court ? The present controversy on convening Parliament though the dissolution of Parliament has been suspended (stayed), and the technical question on the procedure to be adopted for a no confidence motion all pale into insignificance when the appointment of another as PM, when one is already lawfully in office is itself unconstitutional. I only hope Sri Lanka remains an uninterrupted democracy.

    Jaliya Monday, 19 November 2018 06:56 PM

    This is getting more and more personnel and ugly. I have to agree with the assessment of MP Sarath Weerasekara. Stay order doesn't give anyone the right to convene Parliament that includes president himself, at least until the court is completed its rulings. This defrauding sirisena has created unnecessary problems to not only sri lanka but to the UN and other countries that is assisting sri lanka in its reconciliation and democratic process. His bold despotic actions are an invitation for international involvement in the self-made crisis.

    concern Monday, 19 November 2018 07:04 PM

    He may have a point and the sc should be more specific when they give an order

    RP Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:16 AM

    Sarath, If you filed it on the advise of Prof GL please withdraw it as all his advise up to now has been faulty

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