Special statement not permitted
Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara yesterday did not permit the Chief
Opposition Whip Joseph Michael Perera to make his special statement in
Parliament as the Chief Government Whip Minister Dinesh Gunawardane
pointed out Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake had given a detailed
reply to the same statement made by the Chief Opposition Whip in the
House on August 18.