Speaker refers request of summoning Parliament to PM

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By Yohan Perera 

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has referred a request made by the joint opposition to summon Parliament to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.   

A spokesman from the Speaker’s office told Daily Mirror that a the request made by the JO to summon Parliament was referred to Prime Minister the latter has the power to make a request to summon the House.   

Joint Opposition Group Parliamentary Group Leader Dinesh Gunawardene in a letter addressed to Speaker had requested that the House is summoned immediately in order to discuss about the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithirpala Sirisena and on the current economic crisis brought on by the devaluation of SLR against US$.   

Parliament was to meet on October 9, 2018 originally, and therefore the JO wants it convened before that date.