Prior to the speaker informing the parliament regarding the Supreme Court ruling on the Divi Neguma bill, a protest took place showing support to the Divi Neguma bill near the Parliamentary roundabout this afternoon.
The protest was organized by the members of the Association of All Ceylon Samurdhi Officers and Agri Research Officers and the protest caused a severe traffic jam near the parliamentary roundabout.
Several Samurdhi officers expressed their views to our news team.
Meanwhile, members of parliament who arrived at the parliament today also expressed their views regarding the Divi Neguma bill.
Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways Rohitha Abeygunawrdena stated that the Divi Neguma bill will help strengthen the economy of the people of this country
Southern provincial councillor Nishantha Muthuhettigama made the following statement regarding the Divi Neguma bill.
Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella stated that this bill would unite the country.