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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 - 8:00
UNP Parliamentary group meets for an emergency meeting today; signs of party leaders meeting also being held.
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Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody says that it is very likely that a party leaders’ meeting is held today.

 

Responding to the request Chief Opposition Whip MP John Amaragunga made yesterday for a one-day debate with regard to the electricity tariff increase, leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that a suitable date for the debate could be given after convening a party leaders’ meeting today.

 

However due to the tense situation that arose in parliament yesterday, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa decided to adjourn parliament till 1. p.m. today.

 

Meanwhile Chief Opposition Whip MP John Amaratunga says that a group meeting with regard to the sudden adjournment of parliament will be held at 12 noon today under the Opposition leader’s chairmanship.

 

Participating at a special media briefing held at the parliamentary complex yesterday the MP said that at that meeting discussion would be held with regard to the decisions the Party would take next in connection with the electricity tariff increase.

 

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