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Constitutional Council praises Karu for his pivotal role as Chairman

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The members of the Constitutional Council expressed appreciation of the role played by former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as Chairman of the Constitutional Council.

They expressed their praise at the meeting of the Constitutional Council held on Monday, August 03. It was chaired by its Chairman Karu Jayasuriya at the Speaker’s official residence.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former members of Parliament Mahinda Samarasinghe and Bimal Ratnayake, civil society representatives Javed Yousuf and Naganathan Selvakumaran, Secretary-General of the Constitutional Council and Secretary-General to the Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake were present.

Karu Jayasuriya stated it would be the last Constitutional Council meeting that he would be chairing and thanked the Prime Minister and the members of the council for the support extended during his tenure. He stated that it was possible for the Council to take decisions unanimously without any disagreement throughout the service he rendered as Chairman. He also expressed thanks to the Secretary General and the staff of the Parliament for the assistance given to the council to conduct its meeting in an efficient and orderly manner.

Premier Mahinda stated that it was commendable that Karu Jayasuriya conducted the sessions of the Council in a cordial atmosphere.

Former JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake stated that Karu Jayasuriya was an exceptional Speaker who stood firmly by the Parliament at all times.

Javid Yusuf stated that Karu Jayasuriya played a pivotal role as Chairman in accommodating diverse views expressed by different political parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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