Sri Lanka speaker names select committee
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya named five loyalists of Mahinda Rajapaksa and seven others to a select committee to decide on the business of the house.
Speaker Jayasuriya named Dinesh Gunewardene, Nimal Siripala de Silva, S B Dissanyake, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Wimal Weerawansa from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance.
Lakshman Kiriella, Rauf Hakeem, Rishard Bathiudeen, Mano Ganeshan, Patali Champika Ranawaka and Mavai Senathiraja (ITAK) and Vijtha Herath (JVP) were named as the other members.
Speaker Jayasuriya will chair the committee.
Weerawansa said they were protesting the move and will walk out. (Colombo/Nov23/2018)