Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 12:58
A special statement to Parliament by Minister Hakeem.
SLMC Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem is scheduled to make a special statement in parliament today about the recent incident in Aluthgama and Beruwala.
Earlier Deputy Speaker informed house that parliament does not treat Minister Hakeem as a party leader although he is a political party leader.
Therefore SLMC spokesman said that his party would take time from the government’s allocations to enable Minister Hakeem to make the special statement.
Meanwhile SLMC has vested power on Minister Hakeem to discuss with the government of strategies to prevent incidents similar to that of Aluthgama and Beruwala in the future.
SLMC MP Faizal Cassim told our news team his parliament group will meet this noon to decide the cause of action the party is going to take during the parliament debate over the UN Human Rights Investigative Committee against Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will also make a special statement over the Beruwala and Aluthgama incidents in parliament today.
In addition, UNP Media Spokesman MP Gayantha Karunatilaka said his party parliament group will decide the cause of action to be taken during the debate on UN Human Rights Investigative Committee against Sri Lanka when the group meets this noon.
At the same time Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardana has explained in detail about the Beruwala and Aluthgama incident during the government parliament group meeting yesterday.
It is reported that the group had discussed the government’s necessity to take measures to maintain a peaceful environment in the affected areas.
Meanwhile ruling party MP Shantha Bandara described the cause of action to be taken by the government side during the parliament debate today on the UN Human Rights Investigative Committee against Sri Lanka.