Member of Parliament Prof. G. L. Peiris said Parliamentarians cannot be sued for the statements they make in the well of the House in session.
Speaking in Parliament on Saturday he said that a Member of Parliament has the right to comment in Parliament and the right to make statement in the well of the the House is a parliamentary privilege given to MPs. Therefore, Prof.G. L. Peiris said that there is no possibility for a person outside to take action or legally punish an MP for making a statement within Parliament.
He said that former Speaker Anura Bandaranaike has given an important decision in this regard while noting that securing the privileges of Parliament is the primary task of the Speaker.