Do not prorogue parliament after 3rd January requests MP Wijepala Hettiarachchi

Do not prorogue parliament after 3rd January requests MP Wijepala Hettiarachchi

Do not prorogue parliament after 3rd January requests MP Wijepala Hettiarachchi

Written by Staff Writer

07 Dec, 2019 | 9:48 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNP Parliamentarian Wijepala Hettiarachchi convened a media briefing in Galle and requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa not to prorogue the parliament after January 3rd.

“Give the opposition leader his proper position and allow us to function as the opposition in democratic forces. When the opposition leader is appointed, he will be the biggest challenge as he will be the prime ministerial candidate of the next general election.

These people can prorogue parliament and completely render the powers of the opposition leader dysfunctional. The responsibilities of the opposition leader lie in parliament.

The cabinet cannot function arbitrarily treating the wealth of this country as their property. I have a suspicion that the opposition leader will not be allowed to take his proper position in parliament and parliament will be prorogued undemocratically to achieve this.

Today this government plans on securing a 2/3rds majority in parliament, we would like to send a message that we will not allow them to even get 113 members to form a government at the next election.”

 

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