Speaker refuses to recognise Wimal’s NFF as separate party

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today ruled that he will not recognise Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front (NFF) as a separate political party in Parliament.

The NFF had announced recently it is no more part of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and so want to be given recognition as a separate political party in Parliament.

However the Speaker said that the NFF is not an elected political party and so cannot be recognised as a separate political party in Parliament.

Jayasuriya said that while any member of Parliament can sit as an independent MP if they so wish, they cannot be recognised as part of a separate political party.

Weerawansa however demanded that he be given a second hearing over his request. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. Speaker of House is not that Commissioner of election,his duty and responsibility has be review that far from politics of party of members of House?
    The case of that members of house has every right to decide their own political independent.
    He(Speaker) violated Sovereignty right of Members of house politics of Independent !

    The political rights has been suppressed by current Speaker; ,he is member of UNP led political Party ,he denied freedom having right of NFF political independence form Collation.
    He not educated person having University Degree of higher education at all ,He is business men turn politician of UNP party. He lack rules of House.
    The current Speaker challenge of Parliamentary Norms of Democracy,

    That is undermined long-standing rights of independent will of political rights members of Parliament by UNP-Speaker,

    His suitability of positions speaker that created reasonable doubt among right thinking people of Island that principle of Democracy ?

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