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Sri Lanka Parliamentary Select Committee approved by vote, opposition shows majority again

Sri Lanka parliament today approved the composition of the Parliament Select Committee with a majority vote this morning while the parliamentarians of President Maithripala Sirisena's minority United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government boycotted the vote.Following the vote taken electronically by name, the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the House that 121 MPs voted in favor of the composition of the Parliament Select Committee.A total of 116 members had voted electronically while another five MPs voted by roll call due to technical issues.The governing party demanded a majority of appointments in the 12-member Select Committee should be given to the UPFA.However, the opposition parties, including UNF, JVP and TNA have requested the allocations to be made equally for the two major parties.........................................

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