Friday, 25th June 2021

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya- Committed to protect democracy despite personal abuse

Sri Lanka (PTI): Sri Lanka’s Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said on Wednesday that he was committed to protect democracy despite personal abuse and slander thrown at him by the government led by disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

In a statement, Jayasuriya said the baseless allegations are levelled against him “through regular press conferences by political parties that failed to show their majority in parliament in the proper manner and through political protests organised with the participation of their party members can be observed.”

Jayasuriya also filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a fake letter circulating on social media claiming it was sent by him to the Chief Justice, the Colombo Gazette reported.

 

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