Colombo Telegraph

Elections Chief Awaits Supreme Court Verdict On Geetha’s Future In Parliament

The Elections Commissioner today said that he will await the Supreme Court verdict to decide on Geetha Kumarasinghe’s future in Parliament.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya

The announcement came soon after the Supreme Court issued an order to suspend the Appeal Court’s decision after it ruled last week that Kumarasinghe could not be a Member of Parliament due to her dual citizenship status.

The Supreme Court suspended the Appeal Court’s decision today till 15 May, after Kumarasinghe who is a Member of Parliament elected from the Galle district filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the Court of Appeal decision to annul her status as a MP.

According to the newly introduced 19th amendment to the Constitution, a Sri Lankan Citizen holding citizenship status in another country cannot hold a seat in the legislature.

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