The President has decided to remove UPFA National List MP Prof. Rajiva Wijesinghe from parliament in order to assign him a special task, a senior official from the Presidential Secretariat said.
He has been accused of criticizing the President and senior government officials in front of senior foreign diplomats. The President has learnt that Prof. Wijesinghe had asked these officials to put pressure on the government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
The official from the Presidential Secretariat said the President has therefore decided to assign him the task of studying the LLRC recommendations and monitoring its implementation.
Wijesinghe was once the leader of the Sri Lanka Liberal Party. He is the son of a former Secretary General of Parliament, Sam Wijesinghe. He is also closely related to the President.