Speaker defends informing Elections Commission on Geetha’s seat

Speaker defends informing Elections Commission on Geetha’s seat

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has rejected accusations that are being made, claiming that the intimation to the Elections Commission, the Appeals Court verdict that the MP’s position of Geetha Kumarasinghe, as defective.
Issuing a statement the Speaker’s media unit has also rejected statements that the Speaker had been acting according to the needs of the Government party. The Speaker’s office pointed out that if anyone was saying so, it was a complete distortion of act or a statement made sans any understanding. The statement further pointed out that the Speaker will be dedicated to the maximum to safeguarding the rights of the MP within his limits. It added that the intimation of the verdict concerned to the Elections Commission had been made according to the Constitution and the election regulations.