Speaker not informed to summon Parliament

​Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was not informed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to summon Parliament to discuss the Meethotamulla garbage issue.

The Speaker told the Daily News yesterday that Parliament can only be summoned at the request of the Prime Minister. Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader and Joint Opposition (JO) Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has written to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Joint Opposition requesting to summon Parliament for a special session to discuss the prevailing issues pertaining to the Meethotamulla garbage dump.

“I have not been informed or requested yet by the Prime Minister to summon Parliament,” he said.

He added that the next sitting has been scheduled for May 3 and the date can only be changed at the request of the Prime Minister. 


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