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Ruling in Geetha's case- Some other MPs may also feel the heat: Dayasiri

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Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said today the Court ruling unseating Geetha Kumarasinghe from her seat in Parliament could be a problem for several other MPs as well.

“This question can crop up for several others as well. This is an important verdict. This is the first time that such a verdict was given in Sri Lanka unseating an MP. This ruling may pose problems for several other MPs as well should an appeal in the Supreme Court results in the SC confirming the lower court ruling,” he told the weekly SLFP media briefing at the party headquarters.

UPFA General Secretary and Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera said this such a ruling was made possible under the 19th amendment which approved by the members of parliament. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Jana Thursday, 04 May 2017 07:22 AM

    you are the joke of the day. Intrpret what the law states before opening your big mouth!

    Selvyn Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:21 PM

    If its applicable and they are to be punished then there is no question of safeguarding them via DM Android App

    Bala Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:03 PM

    Good ho. More to be kicked out. One leg here one leg there and may be nothing for us citizens.

    Laljee/Qatar Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:22 PM

    Joke of the day ! They can appoint a Singapore national to head the central bank of Ceylon who robbed the nation and got a prize for the biggest robbery in south-east Asia and now crying over Gheetha's dual citizenship.

    Quite HOT Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:34 PM

    "Some other MPs may also feel the heat" :-- Dayasiri . Oh Yes - "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat". source unknown

    JAK Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:08 PM

    The rule was brought in for a selfish reason; to prevent Basil Rajapaksha's come back. Put Getha's case aside, this then prevents any patriotic and internationally recognised persons from entering Srlankan politics if they are dual citizens. What benefits that bring to the country? Uneducated, rouge political frogs can continue to ruin the well as there are no threats from outside frogs.

    seqi Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:07 PM

    shouldnt Politicians involved in fraud be shown the door. Is fraud a criminal activity in Sri Lanka via DM Android App

    Neville Thursday, 04 May 2017 03:06 AM

    Internationally recognized dual citizens have vested interest they are dual citizens because when the original ship sinks they can jump to the other! Other reason is to send the looted money without any trace.

    Fraud (Nandanee) Thursday, 04 May 2017 06:46 AM

    "Is fraud a criminal activity in Sri Lanka" - that is the major question


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