Parliament passes bigger Cabinet

3 September 2015 01:48 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A proposal to increase number of ministers in the Government has been passed in Parliament with 143 voting for and 16 against the motion.

63 were absent.

Parliament approved the increase of Cabinet ministers to 48 and non-cabinet to 45.

  Comments - 12

  • Waco Friday, 04 September 2015 10:09 AM

    Bigger the better.

    Waco Friday, 04 September 2015 10:20 AM

    Most of the Sri Lankans are fools. That is why they again voted for Thugs and Corrupt people.

    simon Friday, 04 September 2015 03:05 AM

    All are the same.Same animals in a different jungle !!!

    Ram Friday, 04 September 2015 05:46 AM

    We could have reduced the cabinet with 6 Ministers if MS did not appoint the defeated Ministers via national List

    Yerdua Thursday, 03 September 2015 07:28 PM

    how are they going to be paid.... our tax money spent to keep these useless louts in luxury.

    Gp Thursday, 03 September 2015 07:46 PM

    Its very easy for the cabinet to approve to increase the Cabinet Ministers, "the tax payer" pay their wages.

    Waco Saturday, 05 September 2015 04:45 AM

    Voters proved that they were not concerned about corruption or thugs. They wanted only their favourite in. Therefore the future of Sri Lanka is very bleak.

    Waco Saturday, 05 September 2015 04:48 AM

    We are waiting to buy a VW Car and a Ship made in Sri Lanka.

    Jeff Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:45 PM

    he....he...he...... Democracy! Do we need this much of Central, provincial ministers and MPs at central, provincial, and municipal levels for this small country?

    de silva Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:51 PM

    Some will find their own way get paid.We are the fools in this country who are selecting them and they do what they want.They have a luxury life with tax payers money and from the day they are sworn in they will start to find ways to make money.This is called YAHAPAALANAYA.No body can challenge them any more.Even when they on the road we the voters who sent them to the so called UTHTHATHREETHARA place must get in the drains allowing them to go.

    Sim Friday, 04 September 2015 07:42 AM

    When we have Chief Ministers and Ministers in Provincial Councils why do we need so many Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the 8th parliament

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 04 September 2015 09:03 AM

    Legislation needs to be bought in, where any benefits such as salary increase, pensions, increase of ministers needs to go into a referendum with the people.


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