(VIDEO) Chaos in Parliament as Opposition protests against Speakers decision

(VIDEO) Chaos in Parliament as Opposition protests against Speakers decision

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Apr, 2021 | 12:06 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Opposition MPs voiced strong protest against the decision taken by the Speaker to vacate Ranjan Ramanayake’s parliamentary seat on Wednesday (07).

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena told Parliament on Wednesday (07) that the Secretary-General of Parliament had informed the Chairman of the National Elections Commission that Ranjan Ramanayake ceased to be a member of parliament.

Accordingly, there is a vacant seat in Parliament with respect to the electoral district of Gampaha in terms of article 66 (d) of the constitution, he said.

On the 12th of January, the Supreme Court found Ranjan Ramanayake guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 04 years in rigorous imprisonment.

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