Legal action if House dissolved: UNP

8 November 2018 02:56 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United National Party (UNP) yesterday said it will take legal action if Parliament is dissolved as anticipated.

This was revealed by UNP Chairman Kabir Hashim at a media briefing last evening.

“We will make use of whatever legal provisions available and take action if the House is dissolved,” UNP Chairman said. “As per the 19th Amendment to the constitution, the President is free to dissolve Parliament only after the present one completes four and a half years of its term. The only way out is to allow a political group to show a majority in the House,” he added.

Mr Hashim alleged that investors had taken out as much as Rs.7 billion from the Colombo stock market during the past seven days. Additionally, he said JICA has suspended several projects that had been in the pipeline including the new Kelani Bridge project after the present crisis erupted.

UNP MP Eran Wickramaratne, sharing his views, said that MPs both from the SLMC and the ACMC have gone abroad for their safety. “In the past, only media personnel fled the country fearing for their safety, however today even MPs are leaving the country for this very reason,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

Pic by Pradeep Pathirana


  Comments - 7

  • chamara Thursday, 08 November 2018 08:30 AM

    Why??? you are the agents of the people and are you so afraid of elections?? All UNP must be so worried to go to the public for a mandate. legal action my

    Saman Thursday, 08 November 2018 08:37 AM

    Seems like nobody can resolve this issue. Had UNP been true to their words they do not have to worry about elections. They dug their own hole by letting crooks to loot.

    Strategist Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:09 AM

    Election FEAR? Why?

    Unchikun Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:15 AM

    Sorry man, who is responsible for bringing this monster to power. First tidy you house. Your house needs a new leader, a man that can win a presidential election under his own steam.

    Ammutton Thursday, 08 November 2018 02:42 PM

    Well said.

    chandran-qatar Thursday, 08 November 2018 03:19 PM

    who is the legal authority of sri lanka's constitutions. In sri lanka each

    Ceylon Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:00 PM

    what legal action? your party is tasting from what you created only for ur own comfort. what MS did was 100% constitutional and will help your party to push in to the democracy by abolishing the executive presidency

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