Decision on bringing Ranjan to Parliament in three weeks, says Speaker

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane yesterday, January 19, asked for a period of three weeks to arrive at a final decision on bringing Ranjan Ramanayake to parliament.

He was responding to a question raised by the Leader of the Opposition, Sajith Premadasa regarding Ranjan Ramanayake’s seat in parliament.

Mr. Ramanayake was sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court for contempt of court.

Speaking further, the Speaker said that MP Premalal Jayasekara , who is on death row, was allowed to attend Parliament after conducting a proper study and looking into the legal background.

The Speaker also said that the final decision will be taken after obtaining legal advice.

He also instructed the Members of Parliament to submit their written submissions within the next two weeks.