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Speaker and Sec-Gen had been forced to annul Geetha’s seat: JO

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the Secretary General of Parliament had been forced to annul the MP post of Geetha Kumarasinghe, the Joint Opposition yesterday alleged.

Addressing a press briefing, MP Wasudeva Nanayakkara said the JO has no doubt that Ms. Kumarasinghe’s removal was a result of a political revenge and alleged that the Attorney-General had forced the House to inform its decision to the Election Commission.

He said Parliament has violated the privileges of it’s members by not giving a sufficient time to appeal against the court ruling.

“According to the law, at least 42 days should be given to appeal against a court ruling before it was enforced. It had been only four days passed since the date of the Appeal Court ruling,” he said.

He said revoking the Parliament seat of Ms. Kumarasinghe was a result of a coup steered by the government with certain the SLFP members.

MP Nanayakkara said by unseating Ms. Kumarasinghe the House has ignored the peoples mandate.

Speaking on the matter MP Dullas Alahapperuma said that he didn’t expect that Parliament would take such a decision as they met Speaker on Friday where he promised to give enough time to appeal on the ruling.

MP Alahapperuma requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya not to let down Parliament by damaging its image through the interference of Government politicians.

However, he said Speaker Jayasuriya has enough time to revise his decision and let the justice to be served. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  • FORCED ? Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:05 AM

    "Speaker and Sec-Gen had been forced to annul Geetha’s seat: JO - " Forced ? by whom ? They are only respecting the judicial decision. Not like the times of your MR - where CJ's are kicked out due to decisions not in your favour.

    Aku Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:07 AM

    We really don't need her as an MP, and we can save on her salary and perks... Seems like old Vasu has the Hots for Geetha... They should get married or something...

    Kiris Baba Amaay Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:40 AM

    Game over, Geetha is clean bowled by law, better she retire and go home.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:41 AM

    Sorry - Queen with make-up has to go and rest at home. Bye Nona..bye.

    W.Ediriwera Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:41 AM

    Wake up guys, shame on you all, you have forgotten so quickly what your dictator regime did to the elected MP Gen.Sarath Fonseka.

    ceylon Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:39 AM

    judgement is correct according to law.geetha publucly declared she swiss citizen and did not offer evidence she withdrawn it. via DM Android App

    J Palitha Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:44 AM

    Parliament is not a place for Beauty Queens, right verdict given by the Hon. Judge.

    nalin s Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:45 AM

    ha ha one less seat for JO. Hurrah !

    One Shot Ranjan Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:46 AM

    One slap, knocked down.... good treatment for this women.

    channa Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:15 AM

    a great loss to the nation.

    das Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:26 AM

    Bad time for actresses turned politicians and political stooges...

    AliG Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:45 AM

    We are awake. How about you? Totally de ifferent kettle of fish. SF was thrown in jail because he opposed MR. this woman has flouted the law. If there are any more on both sides, they deserve the same.

    naren Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:50 AM

    Mr.Dull, Don't you think that the image of the Parliament was irreparably damaged when it resorted to 3rd- degree method to send the Chief Justice home overnight?

    karen Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:00 PM

    dullas alahapperuma must be worried about his dual American citizenship


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