Reconvene Parliament Speaker makes ‘kind request’ to Prez

Published : 9:10 am  October 31, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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LATE-CITY-MB_1-2Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has made a ‘kind request’ to President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene Parliament to “prevent the country from falling into a crisis.”   


He has written to the President following requests made by the United National Party (UNP), Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) to safeguard the privileges and rights of the MPs and establish a majority in Parliament.  In his letter, the Speaker said he could not believe that a person like the President, who got a mandate for democracy and ‘yahapalanaya’ had prorogued Parliament for 18 days.