Debate on National Government postponed

Debate on National Government postponed

Written by Staff Writer

07 Feb, 2019 | 9:50 pm

COLOMBO(News 1st) – The Leader of the House announced in parliament today(February 07) that the debate on the proposal to form a national government will be postponed to the next parliamentary session.

Dinesh Gunawardena, UPFA MP said that the committee the leader of the house speaks of did not consider the views of the UPFA, JVP or TNA yesterday (February 06). He added that the leader of the house who took up the proposal for debate by suspending standing orders and disregarding all facts presented by us wants to postpone the debate now.

Lakshman Kiriella, Leader of the House responded that yesterday (February 06) the ideas presented during the party leaders meeting (February 06) and the ideas presented by the speaker were presented to the prime minister. He noted that the prime minister, respecting all ideas presented, requested that the debate on the proposal to form a national government be included in the agenda of the next parliamentary session.

Chandima Weerakkody, UPFA MP mentioned that they were ashamed to see the speaker not following the decisions taken at the party leaders meeting.

Bandula Gunawardana, UPFA MP sharing his ideas on the matter said that when Mahinda Rajapaksa and his group were suspended from continuing in their capacities as prime minister and ministers, the ruling party declared that they had 122 MPs at their disposal, however, today they have failed to support their statement.

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