History of SC meetings are concerning -Nalinda

2019-07-11 at 15:00

JVP Parliamentarian Nalinda Jayathissa says the matters discussed during the Security Council meetings in the past are concerning.

Speaking during the debate on the No-Confidence Motion against the government in Parliament today the MP said the former Secretary of Defence revealed that the drone camera attack on the Venezuelan President and the possibility of a drone attack here was discussed during one of the Security Council meetings.

MP Jayathissa said it was also concerning that the Security Council only convened once in three months in the past.

He noted the Security Council convened in July 2017 and once again in October adding that even village funeral committees convene once a month.

The Parliamentarian claimed that the Security Council wouldn’t have convened till now if not for the attacks adding that the President convened the Security Council at his discretion thereby jeopardizing national security.

The MP noted that countries have established Security Councils as everyone cannot make decisions regarding a subject as important as national security adding that the relevant intelligence information, operations, process and decisions must be made by state leaders.

MP Jayathissa added that not everyone can join Security Councils and that the number of persons accepted into the Council is limited.

The Parliamentarian stressed that the importance given to the Security Council of Sri Lanka is regretful.