Ranil raises privilege issue over commission report

Ranil raises privilege issue over commission report

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Apr, 2022 | 1:23 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Former Prime Minister and Leader of the UNP highlighted a privilege issue with regard to a Presidential Commission report.

“There is a special Presidential commission appointed to investigate the ‘Pissu Poosa’ report. And the commissioners now want to question some of us including me on matters which have been discussed in the house, and proceedings of the house,” he told the Parliament.

Wickremesinghe, who is also the only UNP MP in Parliament said that the proceedings of the house cannot be questioned.

The Former Prime Minister also noted that the said report has been challenged at the Human Rights Commission and the government must first decide whether it would accept the report or not.

“Secondly we have been charged as respondents. I have certainly gone to the courts and challenged this report because I was made a respondent there when I was called as a witness.,” he remarked noting that the commission is not a judicial body.

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