Presenting national action plan to UNHRC bypassing Parliament, breach of constitution: Ranil

Presenting the government’s national action plan on the protection and promotion of human rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council bypassing Parliament is a breach of Constitution, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesighe charged today.

Mr. Wickremesighe who made a special statement in Parliament today said this is a breach of article 43 of the constitution which stipulates that the cabinet of Ministers shall be collectively and individually responsible and answerable to the House. He therefore alleged that the government had bypassed Parliament by distributing the copies of national action plan in Geneva.


Courtesy: DM Online