President tells party leaders to prove majority properly
November 15, 2018 09:27 pm
A special meeting was held this evening (15), between President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the leaders of all political parties affiliated with United National Front (UNF) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
The meeting, which lasted for nearly two hours, was focused on the existing political situation of the country.
According to the President’s Media Division (PMD), the group of party leaders had stated that they hold the parliament majority and requested the President to accept this fact.
In response, the President has emphasized that he always acts in accordance with the Constitution of the country and that he respects it.
The President also informed them to respect the Parliamentary traditions and to prove the parliament majority properly.
The meeting has also discussed the removal of Clause 01 of the resolution that was presented to the Parliament yesterday and resubmission of the resolution tomorrow (16).
The President informed the party leaders to call for the vote by name and to prove parliament majority accordingly in order to take subsequent constitutional measures in this regard.
President Maithripala Sirisena requests all representatives of the Parliament to ensure peace within the House and to act in accordance with democracy and standing orders, the President’s Media Division noted.