2nd lead

Can't give back Defence Ministry - PA

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 November 2003, 06:13 GMT]
PA media spokesman and parliamentarian, Dr.Sarath Amunugama, addressing a press conference Wednesday said that the Ministry of Defence cannot be handed over to the UNF government. PA asked the Speaker not to convene Parliament before 19th of Novemember as "it would be unconstitutional".

He said that MoD cannot be handed back to UNF because Supreme Court has ruled that defence should be under President according to the constitution.

He alleged that the President's phone lines were tapped by UNF govt. Amunugama said President has now ordered to dismantle the equipment for tapping her phones after taking over Ministry of Defense (MoD).

In the meantime, the Prime Minister has met the President as scheduled. He was accompanied by his secretary Mr. Bradman Weerakoon, sources said.


Related Articles:
11.11.03   Wickremesinghe will meet SL President tomorrow - Peiris
11.11.03   More constitutional snags hit Sri Lanka’s crisis
10.11.03   'Take control of peace process or return ministries' - UNF
10.11.03   SL President invites PM for talks on national government
10.11.03   UNF prepared to face snap elections - Peiris
10.11.03   Speaker to entertain request to reconvene parliament
09.11.03   UNF to bow out of Peace Process?

 

Latest 15 Reports
25.09.17 19:22  
Political prisoners resume hunger-strike as Colombo transfers hearings to Anuradhapura
24.09.17 22:26   Photo
Colombo's ‘State Land’ seizure to affect thousands in Vadamaraadchi East
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=10425