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Expulsion of TNA MP declared illegal

Feb 8, 2011 11:07:32 AM - itnnews.lk

The Supreme Court today has ruled that the expulsion of Tamil National Alliance Ampara District MP P.H. Piyasena by the party is illegal.

A three judge bench unanimously decided that the unseating was illegal, after considering a petition filed by the Parliamentarian. The petition was considered by Justices Salim Marzuk, K. Sripavan and R. Sureshchandran. The Parliamentarian said that the TNA took the decision him from the party for voting with the government for the passage of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. He said a disciplinary inquiry was not held prior to taking this decision. The Supreme Court ruled that injustice has been caused to the Parliamentarian by not holding such an inquiry.