Friday, 6th August 2021

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya : Refutes reports of resigning if October 26 coup repeated

Colombo, Aug 27 (BAN/ AD): Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Tuesday has refuted media reports which said he would resign if an illegal incident such as the October 26 coup was repeated. He said the reports are completely false.

Various media reports had said that Speaker would resign from his post if an anti-democratic and illegal incident such as the swearing-in of a new Prime Minister without the parliamentary majority on 26th October 2018. Speaker’s Media Unit said “The Speaker does not ever hold such an opinion and no such statement has been made.”

The statement further added “The Speaker is firmly in the position that the Parliament should not hesitate to take the maximum measures against any action that is contrary to Parliamentary democracy.”

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