Subject Ministers should be present in the House – President

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasised that whenever Parliament convenes for debates, Ministers in charge of the subjects to be debated on a particular day should be present in the House.

Accordingly, the President had conveyed this instruction to Ministers, State Ministers and MPs, in writing.

It had been highlighted that most Ministers and Government MPs were conspicuous by their absence during debates in the House in the recent past. It is reported that the President has stressed that his instructions should be followed to the letter henceforth.

By Anurada Herath