This decision was taken following JO MP Dinesh Gunawardena's complaint, the Deputy Speaker said. Gunawardena had said that the issue could be referred to the Privileges Committee.
On 9 November, when there was a petrol shortage in the country, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a group of the JO MPs arrived at the Parliament on bicycles.
Dinesh Gunawardena on the same day complained that they had to use push cycles to come to Parliament on that day as there was no fuel available. He hit out that the Police prevented them from entering the Parliament premises.