By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa said the MPs of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and its allied parties in the Samagi Jana Sandhanaya will be dropping themselves out from the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) recently appointed to investigate the bankruptcy status of Sri Lanka.
The Committee chaired by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Secretary General Sagara Kariyawasam was subject to immediate backlash from the moment it was appointed, in the backdrop where several members, including the Chairperson himself, were some of the direct respondents to the very bankruptcy against which they appointed to investigate.
National People’s Power (NPP) MP Vijitha Herath was the first to announce that he will be withdrawing from the committee.
The SJB had earlier slammed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena for appointing the SLPP Secretary General as the Chairperson of the PSC to investigate the country’s economic crash.
The Speaker appointed Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, MPs D.V. Chanaka, Vijitha Herath, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Eran Wickramaratne, Ashok Abeysinghe, Jayantha Ketagoda, Harshana Rajakaruna, (Dr.) Major Pradeep Undugoda, Sanjeeva Edirimanna, Nalaka Bandara Kottegoda, Shanakiyan Rajaputhiran Rasamanickam and (Prof.) Ranjith Bandara as the members of the PSC.