NO constitutional provision to ask President to resign – Speaker

NO constitutional provision to ask President to resign – Speaker

NO constitutional provision to ask President to resign – Speaker

Written by Amani Nilar

06 Apr, 2022 | 9:40 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); A proposal for the President to resign, a new President to be appointed through the Parliament, or the formation of an interim Government was put forward at the party leaders meeting chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Tuesday (05).

However, the Speaker has informed the party leaders that there are no constitutional provisions for that.

Meanwhile, another motion has been tabled to dissolve the Parliament.

The party leaders have pointed out that since the President does not have the power to dissolve Parliament, a resolution of the majority of the Members of Parliament can be passed and submitted to the President.

However, the Speaker has responded that even if the resolution is passed and presented to the President, the President will be able to ignore the resolution following the Supreme Court order regarding the 52 day Government.

Meanwhile, a reluctance has been observed from the end of select parties to go into polls after the dissolution of Parliament.

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