Government MPs boycott parliament

Government MPs boycott parliament

Government MPs boycott parliament

Written by Staff Writer

27 Nov, 2018 | 10:04 pm

Colombo (News1st): Government MPs boycotted the parliamentary session for the second day today (November 27). Explaining their actions UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena stated that speaker is trying to act according to his own wishes.

MP Gunawardena stated that the speaker acts as if he is in Sirikotha. He noted that the UPFA does not accept the Sirikotha state constitution or standing orders.

UPFA MP Nimal Sripala De Silva also commenting regarding the situation said that a complaint stating that the Hansard has been tampered with was handed over to the Speaker today by the party leaders.

He noted that the letter requested that this report would not be made public. The letter went onto note that the parliamentary sessions held on the 14, 15, 16, 19, 21 and the 23 of November 2018 went against the constitution, standing orders and parliamentary traditions.

He said that they cannot participate in parliamentary sessions in a situation where the Hansard meddles in a way that it would give a negative image to the country.

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