Chamal sworn in as speaker

22 April 2010 04:09 am - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Ports and Aviation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa was elected as Speaker at today’s inaugural sessions of the seventh parliament. Priyankara Jayaratne was elected as Deputy Speaker. He held this post in the previous parliament as well.

Pic by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 29

  • Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:00 AM

    Have you forgotten BR...Super Minister

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:02 AM

    plz takecare our hero.general.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:13 AM

    J Dan. A very innovative thinking from you which invoked simultaneously laughter and thoughts.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:05 AM

    Common Guys!HE is head of a large extended family!He is bound by true traditions of sri lankan culture to take care of your family.With such large roots he had close upon 200 of his kith and kin in the last regime!This time it could be few more.What nepotism are you talking of?May be you are being influenced by those NGO.'S AND ALL Western powers to shed unwanted diversion in our paradise.Even the die hard wansa's had another bro contesting.So lets rejoice and be happy.Suba Anagathayak!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:07 AM

    SUBA PETHUM !!!!!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:18 AM

    Well said Kumu...... but do not forget that the chief architect brought that peace is in prison now!!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:39 AM

    Don't forget Imesh, these all are elected by the people of Sri Lanka except GR who has done a major roll to end ltte..

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:22 AM

    Aney citizen!! please dont make lame comments just because you dont know about things...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:26 AM


    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:31 AM

    Its funny its mentioned as speaker 'ELECTED". Sri Lanka has a special meaning for the word Election.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 08:11 AM


    Thursday, 22 April 2010 08:14 AM

    CSP, do you 100% think all were elected genuinely? then how come recounting did produce different results?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:56 PM

    Nepotism, at its finest.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:57 AM

    It's good to see a senior parliamentarian in the seat. I believe he will excercise his powers to make the parliament a decent place where we can invite school children to the public gallery of Paliament to see the proceedings.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:00 AM

    Basil will be PM by November. There will rise a need to appont a Vice president and Namal can be a good choice Jayawewea..

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:08 AM

    Mike,what do you expect in this system? Even 5% can be considered as reasonable.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:14 AM

    How can the brother of the president be impartial???Anybody Knows??

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:16 AM

    Well well a crack is appearing in the big family. So NR will take over all projects initiated by SR!!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:24 AM

    congratulations . Hope he will excel in this position ONE three wheeler driver I met in SL commented that he does not mind the Rajapakses owing the whole of SL ,as they can now go about without the fear of being blown up to pieces . Some people though not educateed have more sense than the educated in SL . !!!. it is envy and jealousy of the success of the Rajapakses that some people cant swallow.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:25 AM

    Congratulations !!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:27 AM

    His Masters(Brothers) Voice !

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:37 AM

    A honest, well balanced and a law abiding person. Good choice for the post of the speaker. I wish him well and am sure that he will keep up the best traditions, the parliamentary procedure and practice without any fear and favour.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:26 AM

    Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:41 AM

    I wish I had brothers in powerful positions like this. Then I would also be assured of getting plum positions! Did I hear nepotism, umm...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:46 AM

    Did you say honest??????

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:46 AM

    Congratulations ! Although it would be a lethargic post for you we wish you all the best !

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:51 AM

    Speaker post.... Is there any way of getting some commission/giving jobs by being in this position?????

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:53 AM

    'Kgathi Sangrahaya" Nepotism. Good bless my country.
    Family tree.
    President - MR
    Speaker - CR
    Defence Sec. - GR
    Parlimentarian - NR
    Parlimentarian - NiR
    Upa chief - SR

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:53 AM

    ha ha ha ........

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