UNP urges government to summon parliament immediately

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 December 2008, 16:29 GMT]
Ranil Wickremasinghe, the leader of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), in a letter sent to the SL Prime Minister Ratnasri Wickremanayake has urged him to take immediate steps to summon the Sri Lankan parliament under Section 16 of the Standing Order immediately before the end of the year to discuss the critical situation that prevails in the country following the government's failure to obey the order of the Supreme Court in fuel sale.

The parliament is in recess after the adoption of 2009 budget in the first week of December, parliamentary sources said.

The letter has been signed by Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, party chairman Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, John Amaratunge, Ravi Karunanayake and Palitha Ranga Bandara.

The letter was handed over to the Mr. Ratnasri Wickramanayake Monday morning at his office by UNP parliamentarians John Amaratunge and Ravi Karunanayake.

Wickremasinghe said high level discussion should be held in parliament to prevent economic instability as the government disregards the court order that directed the authorities concerned to reduce the price fuel with immediate effect.


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