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Speaker should reconsider decision to file cases against MPs over parliament brawl : MP Priyadarshana Yapa

20 February 2019 - 211   - 3

The Speaker should reconsider whether it is justifiable or not to file case against parliamentarians and ministers who were involved in recent parliamentary brawls, MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said.

He made these remarks while addressing a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna press briefing in Battaramulla yesterday (Feb 19)

Mr Yapa opined that the manner in which the Speaker's counterparts in other countries have taken their decisions when worse scenes were witnessed in their Parliaments, were examples that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya could follow suit.

"Although cases have been filed only against Parliamentarians the Speaker's conduct at that time was also questionable" he said

MP Priyadarshana Yapa also claimed that the Speaker had breached parliamentary conventions by taking decisions from a corner of the Parliament instead of proceeding towards his chair.

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  Comments - 3

  • Voter Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:02 AM

    We in Sri Lanka should not merely imitate what other countries do.We should have our own rules to discipline the thugs in our Parliament.

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    VOTER Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:57 PM

    How could the Speaker have occupied the "Chair" to take the decision, when your party member had already launched the chair at the Speaker. Yapa you are talking nonsense, IT SHOULD BE ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ANY TYPE OF VIOLENCE. If you cannot adhere to parliamentary decorum and behave decently, how are you going to maintain law and order in the country? Before entering parliament go and ask your parents to teach you how to behave in public.

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    Trevor Lord Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:53 PM

    All these disgraceful so called parliamentarians who behave like Thugs and Rowdies should be punished and I would recommend that even their rights taken off and put them all in jail for the public to see.

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