Feb 16, 2018

According to 19A, PM can't be removed - experts

A group of civil activists are taking measures to consult the Supreme Court on the legal possibility of the Prime minister being removed by the president.

The measures will be taken on Monday (19).

The constitutional provisions with regard to the tenure of office of the Prime minister is as follows :

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19A passed 212-1
On April 28, 2015,  the third reading of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed with a vast majority in Parliament, by 212 votes to one.

Ten Parliamentarians including Keheliya Rambukwella, Premalal Jayasekara, Susantha Punchinilame, Jagath Balasuriya, Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera, Janaka Bandara, and Basil Rajapaksa were absent at the voting while one abstained.