Regulations under the Diplomatic Privileges Act were passed in the parliament yesterday. Minister of Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana presented it to the parliament. Joining the debate MP Sri Ganeshan said that individuals who join the diplomatic service should be well aware of the international relations and they must protect the dignity of the country. MP Hesha Withanage said that diplomatic service plays a major role in bringing benefits to the country and for the tourism sector.
Addressing the house MP Mujibar Rahuman noted that a Presidential election should be conducted immediately. The UNP is ready for a Presidential election any time. He stressed that the president can call a presidential election anytime from yesterday. Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa has to pay to the ITN for his 2015 presidential election advertisements.