Speaker instructs officials to supervise food supply in parliament

18 October 2018 10:13 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has instructed relevant officials to supervise the process of food supply in parliament in the wake of the President's claim that parliament wasted the most amount of food in the country.

The Speaker's office said in a statement that the speaker had taken steps to supply food in parliament sparingly and added that the move was aimed at cutting down on the cost by a considerable amount.

The President said at a ceremony to mark World Food Day recently that parliament reportedly wasted the most amount of food in the country.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 14

  • Hari Mani Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:46 PM

    Now they wake up after years of wasting public money when the poor were at their door steps begging for food? Unable to control a simple food waste in their own back yard, shows the attitude and the efficiency of our genius members of parliament. Rest assured nothing will change, just an eye wash to distract the commotion our wonderful president caused by his casual remark.

    Jude Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:04 PM

    Yeah, give them "Punnakku" !!

    Moiez Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:42 PM

    Now only your eyes have open to supervise the wastage of food inside the parliament, where were you all these days, when there are still people without proper food to eat in their homes and all members of parliament having five star food,now only you have realized to minimize the expenditure of food. First look for the people who have voted and reduce food items.

    Lokka Friday, 19 October 2018 01:30 AM

    Give them bath packets. Will cost only Rs. 250.

    Dayawathie Friday, 19 October 2018 04:12 AM

    When you look at the politicians it isn't hard to find out where the food went

    tissa Friday, 19 October 2018 06:33 AM

    Better late than never. It is for their own good. Many have noticed they enter parliament lean and hungry. within a few years they are like pigs ready for slaughter after eating 5 star meals, for nothing day and night. If implemented at least they will be saved from early death due to Diabetics and cardio vascular issues. Thus creating more corruption for the people. Unfortunately people do not eat human flesh like the pigs been used.

    Arnold Friday, 19 October 2018 08:05 AM

    Why not give them food allowance of Rs. 2500 per month as out economic scientist suggested.

    Sunil Friday, 19 October 2018 08:22 AM

    All these morons have fattened themselves on public money.

    joshua Friday, 19 October 2018 08:23 AM

    Now now....that's not the answer. Just get the politicians to pay for their food. Then the wastage will drop. Until then they will never learn

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 19 October 2018 09:59 AM

    This problem is very easy to solve. Give the parliament canteen to an outsider who works profit-oriented. If people then have to pay the true price for their meals, they will understand the value of food.

    Sandy Friday, 19 October 2018 10:11 AM

    In keeping with the times,how about adding pol sambol and pol roti to the menu?Nutritious,healthy.'Health benefits -Prevents brain fog,memory loss and challenges in planning and solving problems'

    Patriot Friday, 19 October 2018 11:17 AM

    How many tons food is prepared daily?How many tons food were wasted and sent to garbage bins since 2005 to 20014?How many tons food were wasted and sent to garbage bins since 2015 till today?How many tons foods were stolen since 2005 to 2018?What is total value of wastage for above?

    Ceylon Friday, 19 October 2018 03:39 PM

    whats the problem here ???.no problem at all.if ordered food,eat or not,let them to pay.

    Rasheed Friday, 19 October 2018 03:59 PM

    The most important problem solved.

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