UPC a joke; no proper meetings


Uva Governor Nanda Mathew has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to intervene to get the councilors to attend meetings of the Uva Provincial Council after ten meetings this year ended abruptly due to the lack of a quorum or business.
Governor Mathew told the Sunday Times he wrote to the President after meetings of the council on Thursday and Friday ended almost as soon as they began as there was no quorum. When the council met on Friday, there were only two members present, the presiding member and a ruling party councillor.

“At least on ten occasions this year, the UPC has had no sittings. This was the case last year as well,” the Governor lamented.
He said he had brought the matter to the attention of the Chief Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa on two occasions but to no avail. The Governor said he was informed that many of the councillors were abroad last week but absenteeism among PC members in the UPC was a common practice. “Council meetings are held only for four days a month and even on those days most members are absent,” he said.
There are 34 members in the UPC, 27 from the UPFA and seven from the UNP. The quorum is 12.

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