Sri Lanka’s UPFA members to camp in Parliament

Apr 20, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s United Peoples Freedom Alliance parliamentarians who are now protesting against the former president being summoned to the Bribery Commission say they have come ready to spend the night in the parliament chamber if the spokesman, President and Prime Minister fail to come to a decision during the day.

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The protesters, led by Bandula Gunawardene are sitting on the floor of the chamber, saying that the Bribery Commission of Sri Lanka has no powers to summon former President Mahinda Rajapakse.

They ask the decision to be withdrawn.

Sri Lanka’s parliament on Monday was adjourned following a tense situation that irrupted in the chamber with opposition parliamentarians staging a protest.