The United National Party (UNP) has requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to take steps to protect the rights and privileges of Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The Speaker has written to President Maithripala Sirisena saying the UNP wants Wickremesinghe’s rights and privileges protected until someone emerges in Parliament who can show majority support.
The Speaker says in his letter, he feels the request by the UNP is a democratic and fair request.
The Speaker has also requested the President to reconsider the decision to prorogue Parliament till November 16th, saying it will have serious and undesirable consequences.
He also raised concerns over the forced takeover of State institutions. (Colombo Gazette)