UNP MPs enter parliament clad in black

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 September 2010, 09:18 GMT]
Majority of parliamentarians of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) Tuesday afternoon entered the parliament clad in black as a mark of protest in opposition to the 18th amendment to the constitution. One dissident parliamentarian of the UNP Abdul Cader of Kandy district was present in the house in his usual attire and not in black.

Meanwhile a group of lawyers paraded a coffin around the Supreme Court complex in Colombo Tuesday noon as a mark of protest to the introduction of the 18th amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

The UNP Tuesday categorically stated that the party has determined to expel all dissident MPs who vote for the constitutional amendment on Wednesday in parliament. The disciplinary action against the dissidents would commence immediately and their membership would be cancelled, the UNP has said.

 

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