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Speaker requested to seat Opposition MPs who supported 20A on Govt. side

Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella yesterday (13) requested Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to arrange seats for the Opposition MPs who supported the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, in the Government side of the Chamber.

In reply, Speaker of the House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that he would look into the matter immediately.

Eight Opposition MPs from Samagi Jana Balawegaya and its coalition parties supported the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which was passed in Parliament on October 22, 2020. The Opposition MPs who voted in favour of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution are Diana Gamage, Nazeer Ahamed, Mohammed Raheem, Faizal Cassim, H.M.M. Harees, M.S. Thowfeek, Arvind Kumar and Ishak Rahuman.