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Feb 23, 2018

Will accept national govt. - Speaker

Speaker Karu Jayasooriya said in parliament yesterday, that the national government is legal and there is no need to re-present it to parliament.

The Speaker noted that he had obtained legal advice on the matter and that he must accept the national government based on their recommendations.

He said the Prime Minister and UPFA General Secretary have already made statements in this regard in parliament and together with the legal advice, this issue is resolved and there was no requirement to re-present the agreement to parliament. However if the MP’s require a document to be submitted to parliament, he would take measures to do so.

The Speaker said this in response to questions raised by the Joint Opposition and JVP members who requested that the agreement be submitted to parliament, noting that if they don’t in the future even the Speaker’s position would be invalid.

 

 

 

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