SJB set to vote against Emergency Law

SJB set to vote against Emergency Law

SJB set to vote against Emergency Law

Written by Amani Nilar

26 Jul, 2022 | 5:28 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The working committee of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya has decided to use their vote against the Emergency Law during the debat at the Parliament tomorrow (27).

According to the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, it was unanimously decided to vote against the emergency law which is brought with the aim of suppressing the right to express opinions, the right to protest, and the right to express opinions against the issues faced by the people on a daily basis.

Moreover, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya decided not to associate itself with the Government that is unleashing violence amongst the people without providing real solutions to the issues which plague them.

However, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya decided to support if a committee system is enacted within the Parliament to find solutions to the issues of the people.

The Parliament is set to convene tomorrow (27) and the proclamation on the state of emergency declared by the President on 17th July is set to be debated.

Meanwhile, MP Tissa Attanayake emphasized that the Samagi Jana Balawegaya will not be accepting any Cabinet Ministerial positions, however will continue to function as the Opposition with the wellbeing of the people in mind.

MP Rauff Hakeem, when inquired about the possible formation of an all-party Government, said that it will take a longer time to implement, in light of the 22nd Amendment, which is yet to be presented to Parliament. However, SJB MP Eran Wickramarathne said that the SJB, as a party, is ready to come forward for the formation of an all-party Government, if the present administration agrees to move into a General Election and upholds human rights.

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