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I have no power to change Opposition Leader: Speaker

10 August 2018 10:36 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament today that according to the Constitution as well as Parliament tradition, he has no authority to change the Opposition Leader.


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  • Bala Friday, 10 August 2018 11:57 AM

    So the Law Professori who talks big as he is the authority on anything, and advises JO did not know this. So you can imagine the level of his advice.

    Cisco Friday, 10 August 2018 12:21 PM

    Yes of course you have shown it by your record as Speaker.

    Shiva Friday, 10 August 2018 02:08 PM

    Most biased snd unfair Speaker we ever had and it is sad day for democracy of the country

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 10 August 2018 05:18 PM

    A completely correct decision. The SLFP members in the so-called Joint Opposition were elected to support their leader in his policies and not to act according to the dictates of a damped dictator, which is a betrayal of the voter and the party.

    Madayan Friday, 10 August 2018 05:55 PM

    The moment they resigned to join SLPP to form a opposition to claim opposition leader post, they lost their MP seats. If you don't know the law of this country, ask our learned law Professor. So they are making a mockery of democracy by being both in Government and in opposition.

    Lokka Friday, 10 August 2018 02:20 PM

    Then how did you get the power to appoint him, who represents only the Northern Tamils and nobody else.

    Chandu Friday, 10 August 2018 04:07 PM

    So,why waited and wasted other's time and resources to say this at the end?Funny state of affairs

    Silliness Friday, 10 August 2018 05:16 PM

    What a waste of parliamentary time and money over this matter. We send morons to Parliament and this is what happens to this country. In no other parliaments in this world such a lot of waste of time and money over such a silly problem.

    Ash Friday, 10 August 2018 06:44 PM

    The opposition leader Will do a better job as the President of SL.

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