Friday, 25th June 2021

Wijeyadasa says grant ruling power to party who secures majority

British Asia News

Sri Lanka: Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to grant the ruling power to the party who has secured majority in parliament and thereby to end the prevailing political turmoil.   

Minister Rajapakshe said, “I believe that you as the Speaker have the potential and capacity to intervene into this by even temporarily halting the parliamentary procedure and discuss the issue with the President.”

While the speaker appreciated the statement made by Minister Rajapakshe, he said he would discuss the issue with the President and take measures collaboratively to resolve the current political turbulence.

He went onto say that he has no issues talking with President Maithripala Sirisena and that he can discuss any matter with him because they have mutual understanding.

The parliament session was adjourned till tomorrow morning. The session would be convened at 10.30 am.

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