The joint opposition yesterday said, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya should resign from his post without further tarnishing the dignity of the Parliament.
In a news conference called by the Joint opposition, MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has said , that the Parliament has now been in an unfortunate state and added that State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe had stated in Parliament that Speaker Jayasuriya was a biased person. As members of the Joint Opposition, some years back we placed the same facts, which were confirmed by a state Minister now.
He further said, that government Ministers as well as the opposition political parties stated that the Speaker is a biased person.
Speaker Jayasuriya himself has admitted that there are few shortcomings on his part in the process of presenting the Bill to increase the number of female representatives in Provincial Councils in Parliament.
Hence, he should resign from the post of Speaker, he insisted.