JO to complain to IPU and CPA

31 October 2017 07:21 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The joint opposition (JO) today said some of its MPs would visit the Inter-Parliamentary Union while some others would visit the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to complain about the intimidation of JO MPs and the delaying of polls.

JO MP Bandula Gunawardana said a group of MPs led by JO national organiser and MP, Dullas Alahapperuma would visit the IPU head office in Geneva this week.

“Another group led by JO parliamentary leader and MP, Dinesh Gunawardena and myself will leave for Bangladesh to complain to the CPA about current affairs and developments which violate democratic values,” he told a news briefing.

The MP said JO MPs were being remanded without recourse to bail with their passports impounded which prevents them from travelling abroad to complain to the relevant authorities about injustice.

He said the government kept dragging the parliamentary voting time intentionally, to ensure that it could secure a two-thirds majority.

“Sometimes, the government drags voting till MPs who had just become mothers come to Parliament for voting and debates. This is how it passes legislation,” he said.

He said the JO would brief the IPU and the CPA regarding these issues, the delaying of polls for local government bodies and provincial councils, and the alleged doctoring of documents with statistics including that of budgetary proposals. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Bala Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:01 PM

    By any chance would you consider staying in those countries and not come back here.

    Andarei Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:06 PM

    Amaris Aiya and the team. The hunger for power drives beings crazy.

    Brainmaster Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:11 PM

    I hope its not the Government who has to pay for this trip of this useless bunch. via DM Android App

    TONY Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:20 PM

    CRY BABIES. JO WHO OPPOSE INTERNATIONAL JUDGES ARE NOW GOING BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL BODIES TO PRESENT THEIR GRIEVANCES.

    Nimal Wednesday, 01 November 2017 08:27 AM

    Well said !!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 01 November 2017 05:52 AM

    Ha Ha what JOkers. Why don't you all reminisce about what your fake King MR and his family did during their regime. Even Yama Raju will not be able to hear those cases.

    Don Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:39 AM

    The whole world knows JO is intimidating the Yahapalana Government.

    Dee Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:45 AM

    Also add the fact that one lunatic MP has threatened to bomb the parliament . Please don't take gel man in the delegation . He might attempt to bomb the IPU head quarter too.

    Kadiya Wednesday, 01 November 2017 07:40 AM

    Accusing and complaining about anything and everything is the name of the game for the JO-they are so desperate!!!

    Freddy Yong Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:20 AM

    You of the Jokers Organization tried a similar tactic some tine age. Watch out for you can be targets of rotten tomatoes and eggs from patriotic Sri Lankas domiciled there who will be gathering at these venues to greet you.

    roshan Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:33 PM

    Customs should check the baggage,,, they would take wallapatta (Agarwood) and bring gold and dollars,


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