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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) remains firm in its stance that the government should follow Standing Orders of Parliament when presenting its resolution on converting Parliament into a Constitutional Assembly (CA).

Speaking on the issue, JVP Gampaha District MP Vijitha Herath said his party was not opposed to the Constitutional Assembly and the drafting of a new Constitution. However, he said the JVP would oppose the resolution if it did not adhere to Standing Orders of the House.

Even some members of the Joint Opposition, including Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardena had noted that Standing Orders of Parliament had to be followed when presenting the resolution.

JVP MP Vijitha Herath said that they were in agreement with the so-called Joint Opposition on the matter of adhering to Parliament’s Standing Orders. “The JVP has also presented its amendments to the resolution. We will have to wait till Parliament convenes on January 26 to see whether we can support the resolution or not,” he stressed.