Parliament admin staff to seek directive from Speaker regarding Opp. leader’s seat

Thinappuyal English December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Parliament admin staff to seek directive from Speaker regarding Opp. leader’s seat

Parliament administrative officers will seek direction from Speaker Karu Jayasuriya regarding the vacant seat of the Opposition Leader.

The appointment of the post of Opposition Leader is to be officially announced in Parliament when the assembly meets  at 1pm on January 03, 2020 after the commencement of the new session at 10 am following the President’s state address.

Recently, Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya accepted the recommendation made  by the General Secretary of the United National Party, MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam on December 05 to appoint MP Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of Opposition according to the decision taken at the UNP parliamentary group meeting.

Parliament administrative officers are to seek the Speakers opinion on the Opposition leaders seat as to whether the seat will become immediately available upon his announcement in Parliament or if some arrangements need to be made till the announcement is made.