Fisherman’s killing comes to parliament today

20 February 2012 10:36 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The United National Party (UNP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will today bring to parliament, the issue of the killing of the Chilaw fisherman during last week’s protest rally over the massive increase in fuel prices.

UNP sources said Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a special statement in the House under section 23/2 of the Standing Orders on the killing of fisherman Anthony Fernando. They said Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa had already been notified.

JVP front-liner Anura Kumara Dissanayake is also expected to make a special statement on the undemocratic acts that have been taking place during the past few weeks. According to party sources Mr. Dissanayake in his statement would speak on the killing of Anthony Fernando, attacks on the protest rallies and the burning of a body in Thimbirigasyaya.

Meanwhile a three-hour debate will be held on Friday over the increase in fuel prices and the issues faced by the fishermen. The JVP is expected to move the motion while the UNP is expected to second it.

A request made by both parties last week to summon parliament to discuss the fuel price increase and its subsequent results was turned down by the government.

In the meantime UNP parliamentarian Jayalath Jayawardne who was hit by a tear gas canister during last week’s UNP protest in Colombo Fort is expected to raise a privilege issue. (Yohan Perera)





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  • Analyst Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:41 AM

    Gvt wants to stop people protesting. Tear Gas, Water Cannon, LIVE BULLETS INSTEAD OF RUBBER BULLETS, COURT ORDERS...... Roshen in Katunayake, Antony in Chilaw.. who is next?

    Imran Hussein Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:30 AM

    Give Kolitha a big hand please.

    shanshan Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:56 AM

    These type of killing trained in the North

    Esala Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:33 PM

    You got real name can see from your comments.

    Esala Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:46 PM

    But TNA says half belongs to them. How can you say belongs to all of us.

    raymond Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:37 AM

    Saddam in Iraq, Gaddifi in Libya and who is next?

    raymond Tuesday, 21 February 2012 12:37 AM

    There will be a court order to prevent bringing this matter before the parliament.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:19 AM

    Nothing will happen as the government, with its steamroller majority, will just brush these aside and will carry on merrily as usual.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:37 AM

    While the indiscriminate killing of this fishermen by a democratically elected government needs to be condemned, why wasnt their this kind of hype when innocent tamils were getting harrassed, maimed and killed in the past? Does a person need to be sinhalese and only sinhalese to seek and receive justice in Sri Lanka?

    kolitha Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:12 AM

    Something need to be done to safeguard our economy.
    somebody has to come forward against all these corruptions and bullshit.
    We had enough...
    This Land belongs to you..This land belongs to me and this land belongs to all of us.. not just .. a .. party or a family..

    pasha Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:22 AM

    you right if Government wants more they can easily buy some numbers of mp


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