No dispute between Govt and SLFP - Dinesh
By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake
Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena said yesterday (25) in Parliament that there is no dispute between the Government and the SLFP.
He made this remark, during a verbal confrontation between former President Maithripala Sirisena, Agriculture Minister Mahindanada Aluthgamage and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara in the Chamber, with regard to Sirisena’s expenses during his presidency.
“Former President is aware of the traditions of Parliament because he had also acted as the Leader of the House in the past. There is a tradition in Parliament that if an MP delivers a speech against another MP, then the latter should to be in the Chamber at that time. It is the procedure in Parliament. I believe that if Aluthgamage did something wrong he would accept it. If he is not at fault, I believe that he would provide a clarification,” stated Gunawardena
So, we should protect these parliamentary traditions. It is not fair to say that the Government and the SLFP have disputes because of this situation, he reamarked.