Joint Opposition calls on Inter Parliamentary Union SG in Geneva

Joint Opposition calls on Inter Parliamentary Union SG in Geneva

Joint Opposition calls on Inter Parliamentary Union SG in Geneva

Written by Tharushan Fernando

01 Apr, 2016 | 8:35 pm

A number of MPs from the Joint Opposition called on the General Secretary of the Inter Parliamentary Union, Martin Chungong in Geneva.

The delegation including parliamentarians Dullas Alahapperuma and Bandula Gunawardena, had handed over a letter to the IPU General Secretary.

The letter read that 52 MPs, including the former president and former speaker are operating as a separate group in Parliament, which is now called the Joint Opposition.

The letter also noted that the Joint Opposition is being subject to injustice when time is allocated for them in parliamentary debates, as well as during committee sessions.

It also states that the government is deliberately engaged in developing a culture of dismissing in cavalier fashion. oral questions pertaining to important public issues raised on the floor of [arliament.

Members from the government responded to the visit undertaken by MPs from the Joint Opposition.

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