Speaker opposes Ranjan attending Parliament

2021-02-23 at 15:02

Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana says Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake cannot be allowed to attend sittings until the current judicial process is complete.

Addressing Parliament today the Speaker said it is not possible to allow MP Ramanayake in Parliament until Court issues a clear directive.

The Opposition today demanded the Speaker to issue a clear order and permit MP Ramanayake to attend tomorrow’s Parliament sittings.

Opposition MPs were of the view that the life of MP Ramanayake who is currently serving a jail sentence at the Angunukolapelessa prison is under threat.

Accordingly, the opposition wanted the Speaker to intervene and transfer MP Ramanayake to a prison in Colombo.