May 12, 2017

SC stays Appeal Court ruling on Geetha

The Supreme Court today (12) issued a stay order today till May 15 on the Appeal Court decision to disqualify former Galle District UPFA MP Geetha Kumarasinghe from functioning as a MP.

On May 3, the Appeal Court ruled that MP Geetha Kumarasinghe could no longer function as a MP as she had contested the election while bearing dual citizenship in Sri Lanka and Switzerland.

According to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution no person that holds dual citizenship can be elected to Parliament.