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12 May 2017 11:29 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Supreme Court today issued a stay order on the Court of Appeal judgment, which stated that UPFA MP Geetha Kumarasinghe was not qualified to hold her post in parliament, until May 15.

The case filed by the counsels of Ms. Kumarasinghe was fixed for trial for Monday. The Court of Appeal ruling said Kumarasinghe was not qualified to function as an MP due to her dual-citizenship status.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of parliament informed the Elections Commission that Kumarasinghe had been removed from her post as a parliamentarian from the Galle district in line with the Court of Appeal verdict. (S.S. Selvanayagam)

  Comments - 13

  • max Friday, 12 May 2017 12:32 PM

    Will half of the TNA MPs' too have to get ready to say good bye to Parliament because of their duel citizenship status?

    ceylon Friday, 12 May 2017 12:55 PM

    why lanka parliment seat is so valuble than swissamerican citizenships .what is the secret to hang on lanka parlinent seat . via DM Android App

    ANTON Friday, 12 May 2017 01:02 PM


    DECISION Friday, 12 May 2017 01:19 PM

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    channa Friday, 12 May 2017 01:24 PM

    how many will retain their seat?

    AjithZ Friday, 12 May 2017 01:30 PM

    Very true. In my opinion, AL to enter the parliament and a degree to be a minister or a deputy.

    AUSLANKA Friday, 12 May 2017 03:15 PM

    Make this historic court decision as the precedence to get rid of all garbage in parliament and provincial councils to replace with people who has knowledge, honesty and patriotism to make decisions for the country and its people.

    SECRET Friday, 12 May 2017 03:39 PM


    MINIMUM QUALIICATION Friday, 12 May 2017 03:41 PM


    Kadiya Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:12 AM

    Stupid question!

    Yeti Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:16 AM

    There are so many beautiful bridges in Switzerland!!!

    LITMUS TEST Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:52 AM

    A LITMUS TEST - we will await the decision , as many 'tree climbers" will be effected.

    suresh Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:03 AM

    Dear Max,Can you tell me how many or who are the TNA MP's having dual citizenship.There are more southern MP's having Green Card and Dual citizenship than the TNA MP's

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