Oct 29, 2020

Kiriella requests seats in ruling party benches for SJB MPs who voted for 20A

Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella in a letter addressed to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene had requested him to allocate seats for the opposition MPs who voted in favour of 20th Amendment within the ruling party benches.

"Since MPs Diana Gamage, A. Arivind Kumar, Ishaq Rahman, Faisal Cassim, H. M. M. Haris, Nazeer Ahamed, S.M.M. Musharaf and A. S. M. Raheem have been expelled from SJB parliamentary group I request you to provide seats for them within ruling party benches" Mr. Kiriella said in his letter.

SJB has decided not to consider these MPs as members of its Parliamentary group and requested the leaders of political parties they belong to namely SLMC, ACMC and TPA to take disciplinary action against them.