Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* UPFA MPs to boycott parliament again today
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 10:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: Colombo District parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided not to attend the parliamentary session scheduled for today as well.

The parliament is scheduled to convene at 10:30 a.m. today. A party leaders' meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the parliamentary complex to discuss the agenda for today.

Speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday, MP Gunawardena said the UPFA group of MPs decided to boycott the sessions since the parliament is not meeting according to tradition although they have requested the Speaker to do so.

He said the Speaker has decided to convene the Parliament according to his agenda and the parliament sessions held violating the constitution and the standing orders are not valid.

Meanwhile the majority party, United National Party (UNP) is ready to present an adjournment motion today, according to reports.

The public gallery and Speaker's special guest gallery are not open today and only journalists have access to it. There is no change in seating arrangements for the MPs, reports say.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Colombo Port's container volume increases by 9 percent in April 2019
-- [4 hours ago]
CID requests people to come forward with any complaints against arrested OB-GYN doctor
-- [4 hours ago]
Boosa Prison security strengthened as high-profile inmates transferred to the prison
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka state-owned reinsurer extends insurance cover for tourists up to Rs. 100 million
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons with over 126 kg of Kerala cannabis
-- [6 hours ago]
Rs.25 million from the Colombo Municipal Council to renovate St. Anthony's Shrine
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 41 illegal migrants bound for Australia
India's Kerala coast on high alert after reports of an ISIS boat setting off from Sri Lanka
Doctor arrested in Kurunegala over suspicious assets handed over to CID
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission requests UGC to ensure non-discrimination in institutions of higher education

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.