Opposition Leader Ranil Wickemesinghe has expressed regret over relevant sections not paying attention to the debates when parliament expenditure heads pertinent to them were held.
The Opposition Leader said so when he met a group of Sri Jayewardenepura University Arts Faculty students and Lecturers in parliament yesterday.
While the Higher Education Ministry Expenditure Head was taken up for debate in parliament yesterday, the above group had come to observe the debate.
In the past student groups and trade unions in the education field often participated in observing the debate on the Higher Education Ministry expenditure head debate.
Such a situation had not been experienced during the past several years with regard to any Ministry.
On this occasion Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said that this was a regrettable situation.