Basil Rajapaksa must be in Parliament – Minister Amaraweera | Daily News

Basil Rajapaksa must be in Parliament – Minister Amaraweera

Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that if Basil Rajapaksa came to Parliament as a Parliamentarian, he would be highly welcomed as he is a much needed person for governance.

The Minister was addressing a media briefing at the Environment Ministry yesterday. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that no discussion had been held on taking Basil Rajapaksa to Parliament through resignation of Jayantha Ketagoda from Parliament.

“Some media had stated that Basil Rajapaksa was to be sworn in as a Parliamentarian yesterday. However, it cannot be done overnight as appointing an MP in such a way is a long process,” Minister Amaraweera said.

The Minister said that everyone knew the great role Basil Rajapaksa played in forming the Government. “We have seen in him the strong organisational strength and his sheer determination in carrying out any task. Basil Rajapaksa should be in Parliament,” the Minister said.