SJB drawn into support mechanism – Bandara

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Parliamentarian Nalin Bandara said the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has been drawn into a support mechanism in Parliament for President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s all-party programme.

Taking to Facebook on 6 August, Bandara noted that during a recent discussion with President Wickremesinghe, he proposed the formation of a Presidential Commission to investigate the issues that led to the country’s economic crisis.

“Parliament has the power over money. My proposal is to establish a Presidential Commission to investigate the causes of this economic crisis,” he added.

According to the President’s invitation for an all-party programme, SJB’s attention is focused on the parliament’s support mechanism.

Bandara stated that the President indicated that because financial powers are vested in Parliament, a Parliamentary Select Committee is appropriate.

By Nabiya Vaffoor