Arrest of Champika violated parliamentary traditions: Speaker’s office

24 December 2019 04:46 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Representatives of all parties at yesterday's party leaders meeting were of the view that the arrest of former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka had violated parliamentary tradition so far followed, sources from the speaker’s office said.

At the meeting, it has also been decided to call the IGP and other relevant officers before the Speaker to make them aware of the matter and also to inform the National Police Commission about the procedure adopted to arrest the former minister, as mentioned in the statement issued by the speaker’s office in this connection.

The statement further says that all representatives in the ruling and opposition parties are of the same view and agreed to draw the attention of the NPC to the matter.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri, ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dinesh Gunawardena, Mahinda Amaraweera, Dallas Alahapperuma and Parliamentarians Sajith Premadasa, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Rauff Hakeem, Ravi Karunanayaka, Ajith P Perera, Mano Ganeshan and Niroshan Perera were present at the meeting. (Sujith Hewajulige)

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  • P.N.Jayadeva Tuesday, 24 December 2019 07:57 AM

    Does it mean that the Parliamentary tradition (

    Blackwater Tuesday, 24 December 2019 10:28 AM

    No one is above the law

    dickey bird Tuesday, 24 December 2019 12:46 PM

    Speaker has got fouled up with traditions and arrestable criminal activity. Parliamentarians are not immuned from crime Mr. Speaker.

    Roger Haĺliday Tuesday, 24 December 2019 03:04 PM

    So all agreed its a violation. Now what is the punishment and who will be charged for the violation? It will be the usual result. Keep it under the carpet


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