Sri Lanka, Sept. 16 -- Objections against SLPP Parliamentarian Premalal Jayasekara's oath taking and the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution (20A) dominated the political discourse last week also creating ripples in Parliament.

Both were opportunities for the Opposition parties to get their act together and score a few points against the Government. The Opposition was keen to turn them into rallying points to be back in the limelight after its major electoral setback last month.

The Government members defended MP Jayasekara's right to office, and tried not to allow the issue to be dragged on, noting that the Appeal Court's interim order and the Speaker's decision have put finality to the matter.

On the other hand, the 20A has b...