Indian tour: Speaker responds to Dinesh’s letter

Published : 9:09 am  September 6, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday he invited the representatives of different political parties in Parliament to participate in the proposed Indian tour not considering their positions in the opposition.   

Replying to a letter penned by joint opposition parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardane, the Speaker said he regretted that Mr. Gunawardane refused the invitation extended to him and created an issue between the matter of opposition leadership and this tour. 

“When the Indian Government proposed this tour, we invited you to join us with respect and good intention. We invited Mano Ganesan and Rishad Bathiudeen as representatives of the political parties in Parliament not considering their positions in the opposition,” he said.