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A parliamentary debate on fall army-worm

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 23, 2019 18:29

A parliamentary debate on fall army-worm

A special parliamentary debate will be held in parliament on fall army-worm on Friday.

Addressing a media briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s office Parliamentarian Nimal Siripala De Silva said that it is the duty of the government to pay a sufficient amount of compensation to the fall army-worm hit farmers. He said that they requested one day parliamentary debate on fall army-worm and accordingly the subject will be taken up on Friday.
Nimal Siripala De Silva said that they do not intend any political advantages in the debate. Every quarters of the society should work hand in hand to control the menace. Nimal Siripala De Silva stated that the government should gain the upper hand in this endeavor.
Meanwhile, addressing the same media conference Parliamentarian, Dulles Alahapperuma said that an election is a right of the people and they should be armed up to entertain their franchise. He added that the Elections Commission has a great deal of responsibility to ensure right of universal franchise of the general public by holding elections in due course. Dulles Alahapperuma said that the SLPP will resort to legal action against delaying Provincial Council elections.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 23, 2019 18:29

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