Supreme Court cannot block polls - Lakshman Yapa | Daily News

Supreme Court cannot block polls - Lakshman Yapa

The Supreme Court cannot impede holding an election as the election is a right of the people, former State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.

Speaking to the Daily News, he said therefore, declaring and holding an election would not be a violation of fundamental rights of the public, at this juncture. However, Abeywardena said he was not aware what the opinion of the Supreme Court regarding this matter would be. When asked whether there is any obstacle in the Constitution to dissolving Parliament and holding a general election, he replied that the President has the authority to take such a decision. 


 

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