Speaker Chamal Rajapakse today warned Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva that he will be sent out of the chamber if he continues to behave in an unruly manner inside the parliament premises.
Minister Silva had attempted to angrily answer a question raised by DNA MP Sunil Handunnetti regarding the “Api Wenuwen Api” funds in parliament today and had to remain quiet after the Speaker's stern warning. (Daily Mirror online)
Comments - 24
Sena2 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:30 AM
Let us hope that the Hon. Speaker will succeed in his efforts to institute discipline in the House.
Ravana Wednesday, 30 June 2010 10:58 AM
All Talk No Action ! Warning Mervin again and again he should have been kicked out !
akoon Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:22 AM
Honurable Speaker, You are the only speaker who could make the parliament a decent place where school children can visit. Unruly behaviours within the parliament was seen throughout the last decade. Only a member of Rajapaksha family can do this. Rajapaksha as a defence secretary made the family proud now it's your turn hon. speaker.
citizen1 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 05:57 PM
What a pleasant surprise!
Naveen Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:30 AM
Our hats off to you Sir! Discipline comes first.
Hash Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:34 AM
Is this really happening in Sri Lanka !! ? If so, Way to go Speaker !!!
D.Navaratne Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:23 PM
Mr. Speaker, when you were elected to this exalted position, everyone thought that this was yet another gift to the Rajapakse family. You have proved us wrong!
Neville Fernando Thursday, 01 July 2010 04:52 AM
Mr. Speaker, Please maintain the dignity of the Parliament. Please discipline all the unruly members.
Marikar Wednesday, 30 June 2010 12:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! Mr. Speaker, keep it up. This man should be put in HIS PLACE.
Kumar Wijayasekara Wednesday, 30 June 2010 12:53 PM
Well done Mr. Speaker. We had a clown in our last parliament as a speaker who didn't have any control.
Wijewardena Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:20 PM
But MR will pardon him. It is President's power mervin enjoys.
Roy Rogers Friday, 02 July 2010 03:59 AM
At last a breath of fresh air, well done Mr.Speaker hope you will keep the trend going, without favour
Freeman Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:50 AM
cant wait to see mervin thrown out of the parliament.. hope my wish gets answered someday
keliya thaapeta Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:50 AM
Come on Mr. Speaker, way to go. You need someone who will put this guy in his place. Think he will finally meet his waterloo.
Village lad Wednesday, 30 June 2010 09:57 AM
Mr Speaker....we appreciate your unbiased action in parliament.FOr the last few years parliament had been controlled by few thugs.
M.H.Sheriff Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:40 PM
Show it in deed Mr Speaker.
thava Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:51 PM
This is the only way he knows how to behave, why throw him out?
Murshid Idroos Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:53 PM
Thank you very much you hon speaker
SUMINA Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:00 AM
MR.SPEAKER, WE APPRECIATE YOUR ACTION BUT HE (MERVYN .S ) DOES NOT KNOW ANYOTHER WAY TO BEHAVE !
Chrisanthie Wednesday, 30 June 2010 02:02 PM
Well done Mr. Speaker. we commend your courage. this joker needs a good wack in the back and be put in his right place. Hope you will not be over ruled by the President.
Tharaka Chanaka Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:02 AM
Do all "doctorates" behave like this??...
Ramzeel Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:07 AM
Do it Mr. Speaker and show that you are made of a sterner stuff than Mervyn.
Matara Kolla Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:11 AM
If a Honourable Member behaves in a matter that will be shameful and disruptive, he should be ejected, no matter what the rank is. The chamber in not an open arena to show off, but the most important institution to conduct the affairs of the country. The law should prevail inside as well as outside.
MK Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:18 AM
Thank you Mr Speaker for putting him in the right place. Mervyn badly needed to hear this from a member from his own side. Hope our president will be as brave as Chamal. Good job!!
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.