Former Speaker says he should be the guardian

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says if the former Parliament is reconvened he should be the guardian to ensure its constructive role.

Jayasuriya said that he endorsed the proposal by the opposition to reconvene Parliament.

He said that the opposition parties’ joint letter requesting the President to reconvene Parliament is timely and well-intended.

“As the Speaker of the dissolved Parliament, I endorse this proposal. If reconvened, that Parliament’s Speaker should be the guardian to ensure its constructive role,” he said.

The opposition has called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to reconvene Parliament to discuss matters related to the coronavirus.

However, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has insisted that he will not reconvene the old Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)


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