Speaker Karu says ready to face any probe

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday said he was ready to face any investigation with regard to allegations that he falsified the Hansard report of Parliament.

“I am ready to face any investigation on the issue,” he said responding to allegations made by some members of the

The Speaker expressed this sentiment when some opposition MPs spoke about the allegations made by the government MPs and wanted him to order an investigation on the issue.

Minister Udaya Gammanpila had told media earlier that Speaker Jayasuriya could be sent to jail for falsifying the official documents.

The Speaker he is prepared to go to jail and wear a jumper for the sake of democracy and wellbeing of the country.

“I don’t do false things and prepare false documents,” the Speaker said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)