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Opposition urges Prez to reconvene Parliament

27 April 2020 03:36 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Seven opposition Party Leaders, in a joint statement, has urged the President to reconvene Parliament assuring responsible cooperation in Parliament in order to face the challenge of COVID-19 effectively.

“We are faced with an unprecedented national crisis which shows no signs of an early ending. As members of the dissolved Parliament, we are duty bound to fulfill our obligations to resolve this crisis in a spirit of responsible cooperation extended to the President. We also emphasize that all political parties and political leaders across the political divide have before them the challenge of transcending partisan agendas and working together for the common good of the people and the country amidst an unprecedented crisis,” the statement said.

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  • Rienzzie Kern Monday, 27 April 2020 04:58 PM

    To what end? Does the opposition have a solution to end the spread of COVID-19? The old parliament has lost its mandate. It will be a colossal waste of public funds to have them back and do what? Shout at the top of their voices, scream out at one another and enjoy the super benefits and pay while people are suffering? Stop this nonsense and face the election. If junior MPs lose heir pension fine, people have lost much more.

    Lakshman Monday, 27 April 2020 04:59 PM

    Country is better off without up to no Good traitorous opposition who is trying its best to disrupt the country. We had enough from 2015. Please stay away.

    joe des silva Monday, 27 April 2020 05:01 PM

    let the sri lankans taste the medicine . they who appointed him

    kqs Monday, 27 April 2020 05:02 PM

    Move is very good, but will the President and others agree.

    kqs Monday, 27 April 2020 05:02 PM

    Move is very good, but will the President and others agree.

    Bat Monday, 27 April 2020 05:06 PM

    Please no. Additional security and funds to maintain these guys is not worth the burden during these times.

    Gayan Monday, 27 April 2020 05:44 PM

    The losers want their previlage back.

    Neville Monday, 27 April 2020 06:25 PM

    Once bitten,twice shy. They did not support govt.'s supplementary estimate last time. Now they are assuring full support.

    chinthaka Daham Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:34 AM

    No thanks. The Old parliament does not represent the will of the people. We need fresh elections when time is right

    Shani Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:54 AM

    People who could not stop bombs trying to stop COVID is like looking up spitting

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