Saturday, 18th September 2021

Will The Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament save the country

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: An “appeal” was made by The Sri Lanka Freedom Party yesterday to the Judiciary to deliver the decision on the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament soon to “save the country from anarchy.”

“We know the Supreme Court also has challenges, but we expect that the decision will come soon as it is essential to get the country back to normal.” Said the senior SLFP member Nimal Siripala De Silva speaking at a press conference held at the party headoffice.

He continued to report that “The Stay Order given has really put the Government in a fix. We still hold the positions but we cannot function in it; the country has come to a standstill,”.

De Silva reiterated that President Maithripala Sirisena had already stated that he would respect the decision of the Supreme Court regardless of the outcome and stand by it to make it work. 

SLFP parliamentarian Mahinda Samarasinghe said If the court decides against the dissolution of Parliament, the President will appoint a government comprising “whoever can command the 113,”.  However, he did not clarify how Sirisena would address the situation in the event UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe commanded the majority in the House. 

 

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