Impeachment of the President considered

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 July 2001, 18:09 GMT]
The opposition parties Monday decided to bring an impeachment motion against President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge. Briefing the press on Monday, Mr. Ranil Wicremasinghe (UNP), the Leader of the Opposition, said that constitutional experts are studying the charges and an impeachment motion will be filed with the Speaker within two weeks.

poster_colombo_160701.jpg
A local resident rides his bicycle near the Parliament in Colombo, Monday, as the posters of President Chandrika Kumaratunga are added on with "Swastika." Opposition lawmakers forced their way into the suspended Parliament in the morning, announcing they would file impeachment against Kumaratunga.Photo: AP
Leaders of all parties constituting the opposition, except the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Sinhala Urumaya (SU), participated in the Press conference.

"Clause 63 of the constitution has empowered the parliamentarians to safeguard the constitution of the country," said Mr. Wickremasinghe. "The Speaker's ruling that he has no authority to re-summon the parliament, prorogued by the President, has seriously infringed the rights of parliamentarians".

Mr.V.Anandasangaree of the TULF, Mr.A.Vinayagamoorthy of the ACTC and Mr.Rauff Hakeem of the SLMC also spoke at the press conference. They said they joined hands irrespective of party politics to "safeguard democracy and the supremacy of Parliament."

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.19 18:43   Photo
Unity between Eezham Tamils and Muslims key to true freedom: Exiled Sinhala academic
23.04.19 23:12   Photo
People of all walks of life victims in ‘chosen island’ of geopolitics, religious extremism
22.04.19 23:46   Photo
West influencing regime-change politics responsible for worsening situation: Fr Sakthivel
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=6160