The Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa has stated that legal action will be taken against Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) parliamentarians who voted in favor of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
While Members of Parliament have the right to make democratic decisions, it is not permissible to act outside the decision of a collective body, the SJB Leader pointed out.
Eight legislators representing the SJB, namely Diana Gamage, Nazeer Ahamed, A.A.S.M. Raheem, Faizal Caseem, H.M.M. Harees, M.S. Thowfeek, Arvind Kumar, and Ishak Rahman had backed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution at the vote held in Parliament on Thursday night (22).
MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara, speaking to media following the vote, had vowed to take disciplinary action against SJB’s assistant secretary, National List MP Diana Gamage.
At the SJB Parliamentary Group meeting on Friday (23), the party had decided to oust the members who voted in support of the 20th Amendment.