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Friday, 21 December 2018 - 15:07
Speaker’s decision on Opposition Leader position further delayed
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told parliament that he expects to make a statement on the issue regarding the position of  Opposition Leader in the near future.

Last tuesday However, the speaker announced in parliament that he recognized former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition Leader.

Later, Leader of the House, Lakshman Kiriella and TNA MP MA Sumanthiran pointed out that there was an issue with regard to party membership of the former president.

In response to this, UPFA General Secretary, Mahinda Amaraweera communicated to the speaker in writing, citing that the MPs elected on August 17, 2015, will represent the alliance in the future as well.
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