Parliament must approve/disapprove Emergency Proclamation – Sumanthiran

Parliament must approve/disapprove Emergency Proclamation – Sumanthiran

Parliament must approve/disapprove Emergency Proclamation – Sumanthiran

Written by Zulfick Farzan

05 Apr, 2022 | 11:01 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); TNA Member of Parliament M. A Sumanthiran commenting on the Proclamation of Emergency, noted that such notification must be placed in Parliament and approved/disapproved at the earliest possible opportunity.

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (5) he informed the government to place the said notification in Parliament on Wednesday (6) for Parliament to decide whether Parliament will approve it or not.

“Otherwise they are misusing the powers by allowing it to remain for 14 days, and then lapse,” he told the house, adding that anything done within those 14 days would be deemed legal, and that is an abuse of the process, the public security ordinance, and the provisions of the constitution.

“As the constitution has mandated, even now, we can suspend the standing orders and place the proclamation of emergency for a vote in this Parliament now,” said the MP.

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