Ruling on Opposition Leader’s post next week

Published : 9:09 am  July 19, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana   

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is to deliver his verdict on the opposition leader’s post next week, Parliament sources said yesterday.   


This is in response to a request made to him by the joint opposition, claiming the post.   The group had met Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday and had pointed out that the person appointed as the Opposition Leader should be from their group as they had a total of 70 members backing them. Joint opposition MPs have told the Speaker that the Opposition Leader’s post should go to the group which holds the most number of seats in the House.   The Speaker had told the group to send him a written request in this regard. They had agreed to do so by the end of the week.