Colombo Telegraph

SF Seeks Court Intervention To Enable Him To Exercise Parliamentary privileges

A writ application has been filed by Sarath Fonseka before the Court of Appeal today seeking an order that would enable him to sit and vote in the Parliament and exercise his entitled privileges and immunities as a parliamentarian.

Among those who have been named as the respondents in his writ application are: Former Parliament Secretary General Dammika Kitulgoda, Jayantha Ketagoda, ex-Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake and the Attorney General.

The former Army Commander has also sought a declaration from the Court that deems Ketagoda’s position as a parliamentarian null and void and that he is not entitled by law to hold office as a MP for the Colombo district.

In his writ he has also noted that as the incumbent President, under Article 34 of the Constitution pardoned him on January 21, he is now able to continue as a MP as he did before he was imprisoned.

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