Speaker to seek legal opinion on political crisis

A crisis has developed with the President appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and Ranil Wickremesinghe saying he is still the Prime Minister.Meanwhile, the United National Party said that it will request the Speaker to convene Parliament on Sunday to resolve the issue. (Colombo Gazette) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is to seek legal advise on the political crisis in the country.The Speaker’s office said that Jayasuriya will take a decision tomorrow on the stand that needs to be taken by Parliament. read more