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UNP MP alleges MFA defamed Karu

A UNP MP, Mujibur Rahuman, is alleging that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs defamed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a  communique circulated to embassies during the 52-day political crisis.

According to Rahuman, on the 10th of November a fax was sent to all Mission Heads from the then Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama informing them of the dissolution of Parliament.

The communique stated that “the reason for the President’s decision was the state of uncertainty that prevailed regarding the anticipated behaviour of the Speaker of Parliament.”

The MP accused the statement of being “defamatory to the Speaker and has tarnished the dignity of the Office of the Speaker of Parliament.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was taken over by Amunugama following the removal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 last year.

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