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Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 15:35
Government MPs boycott parliament today as well, A special statement from Minister Wijedasa;
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Parliament convened under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today without the presence of the ruling party.

A party leaders meeting was held under the patronage of the speaker prior to the parliament being convened for which there were no representatives from the ruling party.

However, party leaders from the opposition attended the meeting and MP Lakshman Kiriella noted that a decision was made to carry out parliamentary proceedings according to the agenda.

However, the MPs who did not attend the party leaders meeting, convened a ruling party meeting under the patronage of Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

During the meeting it was decided that they would refrain from attending the parliamentary session today in protest of the speakers actions.

The parliament convened as scheduled at 10.30 am and only Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa was witnessed seated in the ruling party side during the session regardless of the ruling party deciding to refrain from attending.

Further, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thera who attended the ruling party meeting was seen seated on the side of the opposition.

Former minister Wasantha Senananayke who joined the United national front recently, was also seated in the opposition today.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya addressing the session notified that a committee has been appointed under the patronage of deputy speaker Ananda Kumarasirige in order to conduct an internal investigation into the clashes which took place in parliament recently.

Following this, according to the agenda, MP Ravi Karunanayake presented the proposal to parliament on the prime minister not being authorized to approve any expenditure using state funds.

MP Naveen Dissanayake seconded the motion.

Following this Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa made a special statement during which he noted that the group with the majority in parliament should be allowed to continue governing the country.
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