GEN­ERAL ELEC­TION BEST OP­TION FAIL­ING ALL OTHER OP­TIONS: JVP

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY KELUM BAN­DARA

Who­ever com­mands the par­lia­men­tary ma­jor­ity should be al­lowed to run the gov­ern­ment. Par­lia­ment is the place to solve the prob­lem. There are those who by in­ter­pret­ing the Constitution ar­gue that Par­lia­ment can be dis­solved. Yet, it is only pos­si­ble with the ap­proval of twothirds of Mem­bers in Par­lia­ment. That is how it should be

The JVP- af­fil­i­ated All Cey­lon Peas­ants’ Fed­er­a­tion said the dec­la­ra­tion of a snap gen­eral poll with the ap­proval of twothirds in Par­lia­ment would be the most vi­able so­lu­tion un­less the cur­rent cri­sis sit­u­a­tion could be re­solved through other means.

Its con­vener Na­mal Karunaratne told Daily Mir­ror that there were no short cuts for the dec­la­ra­tion of a gen­eral elec­tion other than pass­ing a res­o­lu­tion with the ap­proval of two-thirds in Par­lia­ment. He said the de­ci­sion to ap­point a new Prime Min­is­ter should have been ar­rived at by con­sti­tu­tional and eth­i­cal means.

“Who­ever com­mands the par­lia­men­tary ma­jor­ity should be al­lowed to run the gov­ern­ment. Par­lia­ment is the place to solve the prob­lem. There are those who by in­ter­pret­ing the Constitution ar­gue that Par­lia­ment can be dis­solved. Yet, it is only pos­si­ble with the ap­proval of two-thirds of Mem­bers in Par­lia­ment. That is how it should be,” he said.

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