PSO not legally approved: JO

28 July 2017 05:50 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The joint opposition said today the Public Security Ordinance (PSO) was not legally approved in Parliament according to Standing Orders and parliamentary tradition even though the government claimed it was properly approved.

JO MP Dinesh Gunawardane said according to the Constitution and SOs, the mace should be in the house to approve an Act of Parliament but it was not so when the public security ordinance was approved yesterday.

"The Constitution clearly mentions that parliament should act according to Standing Orders. Instead what happened yesterday was a violation of SOs," he said.

The MP said the government called for a vote after the debate on declaring fuel distribution and supply an essential service without allocating time for a reply.

He claimed that those involved in attacking trade union leaders during the petroleum strike had not been arrested so far.

Former speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said the government was trying to suppress the opinion of the opposition and pointed out that the income from the Hambantota port had reduced during the past two years when compared with 2014.

"We cannot accept the government's claim that the port had been leased because of loans and losses," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

 

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  • AjithZ Friday, 28 July 2017 07:30 PM

    You disrupted proceedings during the vote and now say that it is not legally approved. You guys are hell bent on creating as much trouble inside the parliament as well as outside in order to topple the government. Even if you succeed (which is very unlikely), you guys in JO will never get in to power for sure.

    ANTON Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:47 AM

    OK ...... THEN MAKE IT "PISSO"

    lion Saturday, 29 July 2017 10:45 AM

    These are courses this country has got. I pray for weather god to at lease send a lightning when this codger and gommanpila and hora wimale are together,

    stardust Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:18 PM

    cI lion May I join your prayers via DM Android App

    ceylon Saturday, 29 July 2017 04:39 PM

    mahinda and namallaw digrees also not leagaly approved. via DM Android App


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