President Maithripala Sirisena has violated the Constitution again as he has not attended Parliament in three months.
Sirisena has last attended Parliament on October 12, two weeks before he architected a political crisis by appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.
Although Sirisena reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister on December 16 and appointed a UNP-led government, he has failed to attend Parliament thus far.
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution says, “The President shall by virtue of his office attend Parliament once in every three months.”
The Supreme Court has already ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena violated the Constitution by dissolving Parliament prematurely, disregarding provisions stipulated in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.