Prez can dissolve Parliament

Published : 12:02 am  November 10, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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Untitled-12 Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday President Maithripala Sirisena had the constitutional powers to dissolve Parliament and urged him to do so under article 33(2) C of the Constitution.

On an earlier occasion, former chief justice Sarath N.Silva had also said the President could do so under this provision.   

Mr. Gammanpila told a news conference that a court ruling given by a seven-bench panel of judges in 2002 made it unable to transfer the powers of the President without a referendum. He said the current political crisis had been created by the Speaker, and dissolution of Parliament would be the best solution to resolve the current crisis.