Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today informed the House that he might be compelled to invite the President to attend Parliament sessions daily to encourage Parliamentarians to attend Parliament sessions.
The Speaker during this morning’s session said a majority of senior Ministers and front-benchers are not present, when the House is deliberating an important matter.
He directed the attention of the Chief Government Whip that senior Ministers are not present to respond to issues raised in Parliament.
The Speaker said it is disappointing and all should fulfil their collective responsibility.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena noted that when the President is in Parliament, a majority of members are present in the House.