Opposition leaders to meet Prime Minister

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 July 2004, 20:14 GMT]
Leaders of joint opposition parties are scheduled to meet the Prime Minister Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse of the minority ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government Thursday to discuss the possibility of advancing the date of next session of the parliament, which is scheduled for 20 July, political sources said.

Leaders of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC), Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and Upcountry peoples front (UPF) met Monday and took this decision to meet the Prime Minister following the rejection of their request by the government to advance the date of the next session of the parliament at the meeting of party leaders held earlier on the day in the Speaker's Chamber. Speaker Mr.W.J.M.Lokkubandara presided over the meeting, the sources said.

Minister Mr.Jayaraj Fernandopulle who is the chief whip of the ruling UPFA at the party leaders meeting opposed the move of the joint opposition to advance the date of next session of parliament. The joint opposition has claimed that it has the support of 114 parliamentarians in the 225-member parliament.

The joint opposition had failed to submit valid reason to advance the date of the next session of parliament. The Speaker has no authority to advance the date unless a request made by the Prime Minister, Mr.Jayaraj Fernandopulle said at the party leaders' meeting, the sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.04.19 23:46   Photo
West influencing regime-change politics responsible for worsening situation: Fr Sakthivel
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=12365