MP Geetha Kumarasinghe today informed Election Commission (EC) of her decision to appeal to the Supreme Court against Wednesday’s Appeal Court ruling.
Speaking to journalists outside the EC office, Ms. Kumarasinghe said that she had handed over the documents pertaining to the appeal to EC.
“I informed the Speaker of the House and the General Secretary of Parliament about my decision to appeal against the AC ruling. I hope justice will be served by the Supreme Court,” she said.
She said she could have kept her seat in parliamentary if she had no self-respect and joined hands with the government.
However, she said she could still serve the people as she had not lost her seat yet. “We have lodged an appeal against the verdict. Therefore, I still have time and will not lose the seat until the Supreme Court delivers its ruling on the appeal,” she said.
The Appeal Court issued a verdict on Wednesday, disqualifying MP Geetha Kumarasinghe from holding on to her seat in Parliament as she has violated the Constitution by failing to notify Parliament that she had dual-citizenship. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
It is not enough that she get out. She should be made pay back the salary she earned and cost of other benefits she enjoyed during her stay in parliament. This should be an eye opener to every single person who try to hold the country to ransom through the back pocket of rogue leaders.
mithra Friday, 05 May 2017 08:33 AM
She should also be punished for the distortion of truth-deceit, which has caused to incur unnecessary damage and expenses to the Govt. etc.
simon Friday, 05 May 2017 09:49 AM
Come on guys. Don't be too grumpy about her why don't to talk about others. She's is Sri Lanka's Jayalalitha
RW Friday, 05 May 2017 10:08 AM
if it is so She have to pay back all the salary that she got during her tenure via DM iOS App
ED Friday, 05 May 2017 03:15 AM
HER FACE ITSELF DOES NOT LOOK REAL !!!! WHY THE HELL IS SHE DEBATING WHEN THE COUNTRY'S LAW DOES NOT PERMIT A DUAL CITIZEN TO ENJOY TAX EXEMPT FACILITY ????? THE TRUTHFUL SITUATION ITSELF SHOWS WHAT TYPE OF FRAUDULENT AND UNETHICAL BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS ARE BEEN PRACTICED BY THE SO CALLED POLITICIANS IN SRI LANKA. ONE ROTTEN APPLE IN THE BASKET IS QUIT ENOUGH TO SPOIN ALL THE APPLES IN THE SAME BASKET WHICH WAS PUT DURING THE FORMER CORRUPT REGIME !!!!!
Sunil Friday, 05 May 2017 05:41 AM
What's all this fuss? Get out as soon as you can.
Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 05 May 2017 05:41 AM
It is obvious she had committed an offence by not declaring her Swiss citizenship and she should be debarred from being an MP. Supporting the government or not has nothing to do with that an this is typical outburst of another JO joker.
Yeti Friday, 05 May 2017 06:07 AM
What have you done for your voters so far? Stay at home sister, and watch TV!!!
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