Jan 24, 2018

Speaker rejects Ravi's request!

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today (24) rejected UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake's request to make a special statement in the parliament.

MP Karunanayake was to make a statement citing that his parliamentary privileges were violated.

Traditionally, statements made by MPs with regard to their parliamentary privileges must be submitted to the Speaker before being raised in parliament.

However, MP Karunanayake had said that a copy of his statement would be issued to the media.

The Speaker yesterday stated that copies of the Bond report have 'not been sent to any outsiders other than the CB, the AG and Parliament.'

However, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' learnt that a copy has been handed over to MP Karunanayake by the head of the Presidential Secretariat's information unit.

The copy was provided after the MP made a request for a copy, on the grounds of the RTI Act.