British Asia News Network
Sri Lanka: In a statement today made at the Speakers office, the decision of the Court of Appeal to restrain the functioning of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, is a reconfirmation of parliamentary activities.
“It is clear that the Court decision shows that it has approved the Parliamentary activities. It is an encouragement for us. We will express our gratitude to the Courts,” the Speaker’s office said.
It said the Appeal Court nullifies the baseless and unreasonable allegations made against the Speaker recently. The Speaker had acted according to democratic principles, Standing Orders of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and advice of local and international constitutional experts.
In the statement, it was urged that the President and the relevant authorities should pay attention to the political, social and economic drawbacks the country was facing and expressed hope that the President and the government would take steps to restore normalcy in the country.