The Speaker says no to the opportunity of Ranjan Ramanayake’s special statement!

The Speaker says no to the opportunity of Ranjan Ramanayake’s special statement!

21 January 2020 03:59 pm

It is reported that MP Ranjan Ramanayake is preparing to make a special statement in Parliament. 

Ranjan Ramanayake, who is in remand, has come to parliament under the protection of prison officials.

However, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said that according to the Standing Orders of the Parliament, an oppotunity for a special statement cannot be given.

He said that the Ramanayake could be given the opportunity to comment during today's debate and the Speaker also asked him to request for a time slot from the Chief Opposition Organizer for this.