SJB launches protest in Parliament over Ranjan's privileges
Parliamentarians of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya have commenced a protest within the Parliament demanding the Speaker of the House to issue a clear statement on the situation with regard to the parliamentary priviledges of Ranjan Ramanayake.
According to Parliamentarian Harsha de Silva, the Speaker of the Parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has been avoiding a response to Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa on whether Ramanayake can attend Parliament sittings.
The Speaker was due to give his decision with regard to MP Ramanayake attending Parliamentary sessions during the previous session.
Speaker of @ParliamentLK has been continuously avoiding a response to Leader of Opposition @sajithpremadasa on the position of whether or not #SriLanka MP @RamanayakeR can attend sessions (as per convicted criminal Premalal Jayasekera). It was promised many weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/o37a4NLkUI— Harsha de Silva (@HarshadeSilvaMP) February 23, 2021