MEP Leader Join Opposition Parliamentary Group Leader Dinesh Gunawardena expressed that parliamentary democracy in the country is blemished with black marks.
He was addressing the special sessions of Parliament held to mark its 70 th anniversary. He stated that periodic elections should be held at the right time if there is Parliamentary democracy. But Elections are not held at the proper time. It demonstrates that there is an issue with democracy in the country. Joint Opposition has 54 members, but due recognition has not been given to them in Parliament.