Rathana Thero has no right to remain as an independent MP – Ranawaka
Posted on February 16th, 2017
– By Binoy Suriyaarachchi Courtesy Adaderana
Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero does not have right to remain as an independent Parliamentarian, Minister Champika Ranawaka said.
While speaking to reporters in Colombo, the Minister said the Thero should instead resign from his position. “After resigning, he can make any statements of his choice,” Ranawaka said.
The Minister also went on to say the JHU could not anyway achieve what it expected from Rathana Thero who became a Parliamentarian through the national list in 2015.
“However, he had agreed to go ahead with party’s stance,” Ranawaka said. A plan is underway to restructure the JHU under three phrases; to empower women, implement a new process among the workforce and form a youth front, he also said.
Ranawaka underlined the JHU would not hesitate to hold its own views on ‘serious cases’ such as drafting of the new Constitution and issues relating to the controversial bond sale, despite being a part of the coalition government.
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