Party leaders meet to take a decision on Navi Pillai's committee.-Video
A special party leaders’ meeting is currently being held at the parliament complex.
This meeting has been convened to fix a date to debate the government’s proposal whether the Navi Pillai’s UN Committee is allowed to enter the country in order to investigate the alleged human rights violation in Sri Lanka.
The government sources stated that the debate will be included to the agenda and debated during the sessions to be commenced with effect from 17th of this month.
A proposal signed by nine ruling party MPs to check the parliament opinion whether the Navi Pillai’s UN Committee is allowed to enter the country and investigate the alleged human rights violations was submitted recently to the Parliament Secretary General.
Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake said the proposal will be entered in to the parliament agenda list as soon as possible.
He said it should remain in the list for five days and a date for debating will be decided during a party leaders’ meeting on the importance and necessity of the issue.
Meanwhile JVP stated recently the government’s decision to check the parliament opinion over Navi Pillai’s Committee is an escape route to slip from the responsibility.
The TNA also stated recently the government will have to face serious problems if parliament takes a decision to not allow the investigators to enter the country.
Meanwhile UNP has also stated they have no objection over the government decision to check parliament opinion on the Pillai matter but first of all the government should announce its stand.
However Opposition Chief Organizer MP John Amaratunga said the party will study the matter and take a decision when its parliamentary group meets on the 17th.