SJB looking at legal measures to back Ranjan

2021-04-08 at 07:28

The opposition says it is in the process of evaluating whether legal measures can be taken against the move to remove Ranjan Ramanayake from Parliament.

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya has claimed they will continue to stand by Ranjan Ramanayake, citing a grave injustice as a result of the removal of his seat in Parliament.

Speaking to NewsRadio, Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake said the seat fell vacant after Ramanayake did not attend Parliament sittings for three months.

He said he was prevented from attending sittings based on a Court verdict.

MP Tissa Attanayake said they repeatedly requested the Speaker to allow Ranjan Ramanayake to attend Parliament sittings until the appeal filed by him was heard in Court.

He noted they were also prevented from passing a motion to grant Ranjan Ramanayake three months leave.

MP Tissa Attanayake said since the Speaker announced his determination, the individual with the next highest preferential votes from the Gampaha District will take oaths as a MP.

He said however the SJB maintains that grave injustice has been caused to Ranjan Ramanayake and they will seek all possible legal remorse.