Joint Opposition Parliamentarians Staging Protest In Parliament
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 15:46
Joint Opposition Parliamentarians (MPs) are currently staging a protest inside the parliament after their request to be independent in parliament was rejected.
They requested to function as a separate group from the speaker recently.
The Joint Opposition composes of over 50 United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs who back former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The group includes a sizable number of SLFP MPs in Parliament and MPs of several other constituent parties of the UPFA.