Joint opposition given space to speak in Parliament

DineshThe joint opposition has been allowed to speak in Parliament as the joint opposition, following an agreement reached between the party leaders in Parliament.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya congratulated the joint opposition today on the space they have been given to speak in Parliament.

He said the issue was resolved after negotiations and there was no need to have heated arguments over it like over the past few weeks.

Joint opposition member Dinesh Gunawardena thanked the Speaker and urged the Government to recognise opposition voices.

The joint opposition had over the past few weeks demanded recognition in Parliament as an independent group.

However the Speaker had refused to recognise the joint opposition as an independent group as they are members of political parties already recognised by Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)


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