UNP, TNA ALLEGE VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTION
UNP spokesman Harin Fernando yesterday alleged that the dissolution of Parliament was a violation of the Constitution.
“This was a case of ignoring the Constitution and it is a necessity to scarp the ‘Democratic’ part of the wording from the title of the country ‘ Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka” as the democracy of this country has been buried,” he said.
“The UNP can now think anew and fight to restore democracy with a new leadership which can make an impact on the people,” he added.
TNA NP M A Sumanthiran said the move was unconstitutional as it is the Parliament which has the power to ask President to dissolve it under the 19th amendment of the constitution before the completion of four years and six months from the first meeting of this Parliament.