A letter signed by 14 MPs has been handed over to the speaker Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena asking him to immediately appoint a parliamentary selection committee to look into the role of the Sri Lanka Election Commission.
A group of back row MPs of the ruling party have forwarded this letter to the speaker requesting that the privileges of the members of parliament have been violated due to certain activities and that a selection committee should be appointed based on that fact.
It is stated that this letter has been addressed pointing out the appointment of the Election Commission consisting of five members on December 3, 2020 and their responsibility to Parliament under Article 1048 (3) of the Constitution.
Accordingly, it has been stated in the letter that the Election Commission has failed to report to the Parliament on the issues related to the local government polls, and that it is unable to satisfy itself with all the prerequisites for holding such an election.
It was reported in the letter that if the privileges of the members of Parliament have been violated due to the action of the Election Commission, the MPs have requested to look into the matter and make suitable recommendations.