Opposition parliamentarians convene media briefing in Colombo

Opposition parliamentarians convene media briefing in Colombo

Opposition parliamentarians convene media briefing in Colombo

Written by Staff Writer

30 Dec, 2015 | 8:31 pm

A group of opposition parliamentarians convened a media briefing in Colombo on Wednesday. However, Journalists who arrived at the location to cover the media briefing, were left waiting for a considerable period of time.

Although the media was informed that the media briefing was to commence at 10 on Wednesday morning, with the participation of a group of opposition MPs, only MP Udaya Gammanpila was present at the location.

After several phone calls were made by the parliamentarian, the media briefing commenced an hour later than the scheduled time.

Speaking at the media briefing, UPFA Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila said that it was supposed to be MP Dullas Alahapperuma and him and added that as Dullas Alahapperuma had caught a sudden illness, he was taken to hospital.

Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranaweera arrived after the briefing commenced. UPFA Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranaweera,  speaking during the briefing said that the decision on whether they will contest as the joint opposition, or separately, will be made depending on how things progress, and following discussions with Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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