Parliamentarian Diana Gamage has filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to expel her from the party membership.

Diana Gamage said she has been expelled from the party membership following her decision to vote in favour of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

The Petitioner said she is not a member of the Government, but a Member of Parliament acting with independence and in accordance with her conscience as demanded by the SJB Party’s Constitution.

Diana Gamage has cited SJB General Secretary, its Chairman Sajith Premadasa, Secretary General of Parliament, the Chairman of Election Commission, members of the Election Commission and several others as respondents.

The petitioner is also seeking a declaration that the decision to expel her from the SJB communicated to her via letter dated 08th October 2021, is made in violation of the constitution of the SJB.

Gamage stated that the party decision to expel from party membership was unlawful and contrary to natural justice.

She is  also seeking a declaration that the conduct of the purported disciplinary inquiry is in violation of natural justice and procedural proprieties, and thereby null and void and has no force or avail in law.


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