Jan 13, 2021

UNP condemns President's reply to Harin Featured

The United National Party (UNP) has condemned the recent statement made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in response to Parliamentarian Harin Fernando’s comments.

Issuing a statement, UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara said the President’s statement is a violation of the oath taken by the Head of State to uphold the Constitution upon assuming duties.

It adds that threatening a Member of Parliament amounts to a breach of the powers and privileges of Parliament, since this was a comment that was made in Parliament and as such could have been responded to by MPs.

The full statement is as follows :

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