Govt. move to shift Parliament to Gampaha draws flak from UNP
Apr 1, 2010

The UNP has vehemently opposed a government move to shift Parliament to the Gampaha District, The Island learns. The Opposition would go all out to prevent the relocation of Parliament according to the whims and fancies of a powerful UPFA politician contesting the upcoming general election from Gampaha, a senior UNP MP said yesterday vowing to take to the streets unless the government cancelled what he termed a harebrained project.

A government spokesman, contacted for comment, said there was nothing wrong with the government decision as the parliamentary complex was situated in an area prone to floods. The relocation of Parliament, he said, was the only solution which had been recommended by an expert panel appointed by the government last month. He pointed out that although the UNP opposed the government decision, the late President J. R. Jayewardene had shifted Parliament to Sri Jeyewardenepura. (WJ)

Courtesy: Island