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Not only an impeachment brought against President Maithripala Sirisena but his civic rights also could be stripped, as he had violated the Constitution on several occasions, JVP MP Vijitha Herath said today.

He told Parliament that the President had violated the Constitution by removing the Prime Minister, appointing a new Prime Minister and dissolving Parliament and added that he had acted against democratic principles by proroguing Parliament.

He said the President wanted the first clause of the No-Confidence Motion brought against the Government and the Prime Minister removed as it could hold him guilty of violating the Constitution.

"The court has accepted the No-Confidence Motion passed in Parliament whereas the President refused to accept it. The President cannot defy Court decisions. He has already found guilty of violating the Constitution," he said.

He said President Sirisena had got Mahinda Rajapaksa faction to bring in an NCM against former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and now he was using UNP to bring in an NCM against Mahinda Rajapaksa.

"Rajapaksa should at least now realize this situation," he said.

MP Herath said Mahinda Rajapaksa faction was boycotting Parliament to evade their true numbers in Parliament being revealed by making false allegations against the Speaker.

He said the President and the Rajapaksa faction should now admit the defeat and allow the majority to form a Government without further plunging the country into chaos.

He said the situation would lead to the financial crisis from January as a budget could not be passed without a Government.

"There will be issues to pay salaries to Public Sector employees. The Central Bank is unable to obtain even a loan without the approval of the Finance Minister.

“The health sector will also face a crisis as even essential medicines cannot be purchased without the approval of the Health Minister," he said.

Rejecting claims that President can approve funds for three months, he said it was not so and said it was possible only if Parliament was dissolved when a budget was not passed.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • nsathees Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:16 PM

    Guys, just wait for the SC to rule on that. Stop pumping fuel to the fire!

    xxx Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:41 PM

    No one has to pump fuel to the fire. Your Hanuman had already set fire to Lankapura.

    Myrites Friday, 07 December 2018 12:13 PM

    Not only civic but ALL RITES!!!

    SARA Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:33 AM

    Very well said JVP! Pls take action against this crook president. Impeach him! Things like this must be stoppped to avoid such things happening in the future. Mahinda was way too better than MY3. He never broke the constitution.

    Niranjan Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:48 AM

    Probably Ranil is more qualified to lose civic rights for robbing the bank in broad day light.

    thawa Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:59 PM

    Ranil has been cleared by the Bond Scam report. he only have to bring Mahendran to face courts.

    Namal Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:49 AM

    Impeaching My3 who has done irreparable damage to the good name and the economy of our country and making us a laughing stock in the eyes of the international community should be a top priority.

    tishan Thursday, 06 December 2018 11:46 AM

    My3 did a bigger service to Sri Lanka than defeating LTTE, he defeated dictator Mahinda.If he didnt do that Sri Lanka is completely finish by now.

    ranjit demel Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:37 PM

    1970 jvp was a Fascist racist Group with rohona wijeweera the idiot as the they want to be the Champions of electionswill Show These hypocrits what the generell masses think about them.probably less than 3 p.c.

    Manu Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:35 PM

    You stupid JVP what about striping of civil right of RW who violated the constitution by delaying and not holding elections and robing the CB.

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