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* Sri Lanka parliament suspended as Speaker's statement raises tension
Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 11:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament adjourned after a statement delivered by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya defending the Constitutional Council actions raised a tense situation in the House.

The Opposition demanded a debate on clarification made by the Speaker in response to the remarks made by President Maithripala Sirisena criticizing the Constitutional Council in Parliament yesterday.

A party leaders meeting has been called to discuss the issue.

 

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