Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 19:59
Warning from TNA for bringing up Navi Pillai's Committee in parliament
TNA MP M.A. Sumandiran says Sri Lanka will have to face serious problems if a decision is taken in parliament today to bar Navaneedan Pillai’s investigative team from entering the country.
MP Sumandiran expressed his views during a media briefing held in Colombo this morning.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa also decided to ask parliament whether the UN investigation team is allowed to enter the country to investigate the alleged human rights violations during the final phase of the war.
Accordingly, a letter of this proposal signed by nine ruling party MPs was submitted to the Secretary General of parliament today in order to take the matter for debating.
Earlier, the same decision was taken during the SLFP Central Working Committee when it met a few days ago. The decision was approved when another meeting was held between SLFP representatives and the leaders of government coalitions.
However UNP MP John Amaratunga said that his party has no objections for checking the parliament opinion on the issue.
Meanwhile JVP stated that the government took such a decision in order to escape the problem. JVP Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijith Herath further explained his party opinion on the issue.
TNA MP M.A. Sumandiran said during a media briefing held in Colombo this morning the country will have to face serious problems if a decision is taken in parliament today to bar the Navaneedan Pillai’s investigative team from entering the country.
Our news team contacted SLMC also to disclose their opinion on this issue and party treasurer MP Aslam Mohammad said that a decision will be taken with regard to this during the party national convention to be held on June 15th.
However addressing a media briefing held today NFF media spokesman Mohammad Musammil said that no party can run off when the issue is taken in parliament.