Sampanthan: Rajapaksa has ceased to be an MP

Wednesday December 19, 2018

The TNA leader has claimed that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ceased to be an MP.

 

Challenging Mr Rajapaksa's appointment as the opposition leader, Mr Rajavarothayam Sampanthan said pursuant to Article 99 (13) (a) of the constitution, the latter ceased to be an MP when he left Sri Lanka Freedom Party and joined Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna on 11 November 2018.

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As such, Mr Rajapaksa's appointment as the opposition leader is unconstitutional, Mr Sampanthan said; adding it is he who is entitled to remain country's opposition leader.