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MP Geetha Kumarasinghe said today she would file a case in the Supreme Court against the Appeal Court’s ruling which deprived her from her seat in Parliament.

The Court of Appeal today ruled that Ms. Kumarasinghe was disqualified to be a Member of Parliament on the basis that she holds dual citizenship.

She said she hoped to continue as an MP until a decision was given by the Supreme Court following her petition.

“I’m not criticizing the court ruling but I regret it. I hope justice will prevail one day. I will seek further judicial assistance in this regard,” she told Daily Mirror. (Darshana Sanjeewa)  

  Comments - 21

  • Nimal Thursday, 04 May 2017 07:18 AM

    Waste more taxpayer funds just to suit your needs!!!

    neil alvis Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:11 PM


    Byya Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:12 PM

    Yes, pls do so. We need your expert advice specially on the population of Sri Lanka. What can this country do without you.....????

    Justica USA. . Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:11 PM

    CHEAT .... APPEAL ALL U WANT ..but repay ALL salaries that u took along with all other monies you spent as an MP....and pay FULL duty for the vehicle permits that you were issued ..bloody scoundral... via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:19 PM

    She can be taken for contempt of court on this statement when she states "to continue as an MP until a decision was given by the Supreme Court". The Appeals court has made a direction and she needs to observe this until the Supreme Court reverses such a decision (which is highly unlikely).

    Bala Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:21 PM

    It is an open-shut case. Like olden days of first parliament, she should be fined for sitting in Parliament when disqualified to hold a seat. In fact the EC should have rejected her but if a false declaration was given then a further sentance of a fine or jail should follow.

    Eddy Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:22 PM

    How is Thodaman a member of parliament when he too has dual citizenship.

    stu Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:22 PM

    Arjuna Mahendran people, Arjuna Mahendran

    Viktor Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:39 AM

    Indian Courts have held that when a writ of quo warranto is issued, it has the effect of removal of the person concerned from public office with immediate effect

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:49 PM


    NEW CONSTITUTION Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:49 PM

    The time is right to spell this into the new constitution - namely - "DUAL CITIZENSHIP WILL l BAR SUCH INDIVIDUALS FROM ANY POSITIONS IN ANY GOVERNMENT RELATED ACTIVITY"

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:56 PM

    Thondaman does not have dual citizenship, he has OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) which is only PR status without voting rights, similar to Gota holding green card.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 03 May 2017 03:00 PM

    Mahendran was not holding a post in Parliament but employed as Central Bank Governor. The country can bring in legislation not to allow foreign nationals to hold any government jobs and only Sri Lankan nationals. But the otherside of this is that we only have fools left over in this country, the cream of educated have left overseas and are holding foreign citizenship.

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 03 May 2017 03:04 PM


    SOBERS Wednesday, 03 May 2017 03:20 PM


    nihal Wednesday, 03 May 2017 03:29 PM

    Now go under the bridge (palama yata)

    ameer Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:21 AM

    All benifits she obtain as an MP should be paid with Interest and punished for violating the rules.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:43 PM

    Right verdict.... this women should quit politics now.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:44 PM

    Probably this angel will go and fall into her boss MR to save her now.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:50 PM

    Not only "Karmakarayo" why not "Pembara Madhu"... Hooo... Hoooo.. Hoooo....

    seqi Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:11 PM

    get somebody to help you with your make-up...looks ghastly via DM Android App

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