Sri Lanka’s main opposition faction, the Samagi Jana Balavegaya continues to boycott Parliament citing security concerns.
Recently, the SJB decided to refrain from attending Parliament Sessions until assurance is given with regard to the security of opposition MPs.
The decision came after it was alleged that ruling party MPs had made threats, following a dispute that arose between MP Manusha Nanayakkara and the ruling faction.
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa dismissed the Speaker’s move to appoint committees over the matter, noting that the need of the hour is to take strict action against the ruling faction for intimidation.
He called on the speaker to use his powers to ensure the rights of the MPs.