I still want pork-John Amaratunga

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Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga, who earlier asked for pork to be served in the Parliament Canteen, said that he still want pork to be served in the Canteen.

“Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa initially agreed to do it. Later, he shelved the decision due to objection by MP A.H.M. Azwer as a Muslim member. I still want pork to be served. I hope the Speaker will implement the decision,” MP Amaratunga said.

Meanwhile, the Speaker has reportedly assigned UNP MP Ms. Rosy Senanayake to inspect the parliamentary canteen of MPs and to ensure the quality of food being served.

During a recent meeting of the House Committee, the Speaker asked woman MPs to act in this regard. Particularly, he mentioned the name of Ms. Senanayake.

Mr.Amaratunga who was also present at that meeting confirmed this to Daily Mirror. Also, he said the Speaker, upon request by Ms. Senanayake, agreed to serve bees honey and cereals in the canteen.

“These are healthy food items. It is better to eat them instead of flour products,” the Speaker told the meeting according to Mr. Amaratunga. (KB)

  Comments - 62

  • Loki Monday, 10 December 2012 04:11 AM

    and they ask the people to live with just Rs. 2500 a month...

    Anura Monday, 10 December 2012 04:11 AM

    he he mnsmart.............. YOU SAID IT WELL.... he is a joker!!

    joytheo Monday, 10 December 2012 04:15 AM

    burning problem in the country at the moment..

    DXB Monday, 10 December 2012 04:15 AM

    and it is from an oppostion MP , They must be coming to parliament to dine .
    People are starving to find their Sprats but they look for Luxury plus foods .

    sach Monday, 10 December 2012 07:50 AM

    You can eat what ever want at parliament but you have to pay the real price for that and not at mere 80 rupees.

    Zahid Monday, 10 December 2012 04:19 AM

    So you guys in by the Lake want healthy food while the rest of the country to starve.

    dutugemunu1 Monday, 10 December 2012 04:18 AM

    he is trying to eat sumptuous diet out of ordinary people's pocket.Both parties are agreed to it.Rosi wants honey and John wants pork

    kumisura Monday, 10 December 2012 04:21 AM

    I am amazed that people aren't more outraged by the utter indulgence and lack of self awareness of the so-called "People's representative". Breakfasts like these are only for the very rich. It is time our politicians took a good look at themselves.

    moca Monday, 10 December 2012 04:21 AM

    SL is a buddhist country. Buddah never had pork. Killing animal not allowed in buddhism. How pork can be permitted?.
    If you know, who is having a pig farm in SL, you will understand the reason for John's request.

    conty Monday, 10 December 2012 07:56 AM

    It is called CANIBOLISM!!!!!!! nothing goes to waste!!!!!!!

    conty Monday, 10 December 2012 07:59 AM

    Don't make promises you can't keep. You are not a politician, or are you?

    Ponzi CabbaralaHamy Monday, 10 December 2012 04:32 AM

    Wow! Rosy wants bees honey & cereals. Kalu Suddhi!

    silva Monday, 10 December 2012 07:57 AM

    by the way for those who do not know, Parliament lunch is Rs. for a parcel and Rs. 100 for a buffet

    food for thought dear voters

    The Liberal Monday, 10 December 2012 04:35 AM

    Several things should be noted.
    1) yes, he should have the freedom of choice to eat whatever he wants. If Azwer does not like it he should just shove it.
    2) we ALL deserve the freedom of choice, and we want more choice than Paan and Parrippu, which are already too expensive because people like John Amaratunga get beef and chicken and what not for next to nothing thanks to the taxpayer
    3) sexist of the speaker, telling he female MPs to go back to the kitchen

    AKRAM Monday, 10 December 2012 08:01 AM

    how lucky they are.varieties of foods for them.but the people who votes?????????

    faz Monday, 10 December 2012 04:36 AM

    His brother need a contract from parliament ...

    conty Monday, 10 December 2012 08:00 AM

    Yeah, one wants TO poke and the other wants a healthier poke!!!!!

    Apsara Monday, 10 December 2012 04:41 AM

    After enjoying all these luxury foods what will they do to the poor masses. That is big question?

    Thomas Monday, 10 December 2012 04:52 AM

    Pork is a favorite dish in Kandana area, from where Mr.John originates, no wonder he relishes it.

    sahdi Monday, 10 December 2012 08:13 AM

    PLEASE SERVE PUNNAKKU AND GRASS FOR ALL THE MEMBERS......

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 10 December 2012 08:15 AM

    Speaker is an unintelligent confused folk for sure. How can his voters afford cereals ?

    janaka Monday, 10 December 2012 02:59 PM

    Very good question Branu. John is waiting to eat PORK SOON Next Election He will be POKE OUT OF PARLIMENT.Seat. Good for nothing Guy.

    roy Monday, 10 December 2012 03:38 PM

    I it for bites?

    MA Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:26 AM

    eating public money is worse than eating pork so Aswar does not need to mind much about pork

    Truth Monday, 10 December 2012 05:44 AM

    So this is what we voted for. To decide what the idiots in parliment eats.

    Lobo Monday, 10 December 2012 09:53 AM

    Moca...is killing humans allowed?

    ranga Monday, 10 December 2012 09:52 AM

    We have sent many to there as own reps.

    Pick one alive and consume.

    serendib Monday, 10 December 2012 06:00 AM

    y not beef????????you would get enough from the party members without a fee

    ABC Monday, 10 December 2012 09:58 AM

    I hope he may ask for buffalo meat next. Good companion for Ranil?

    sando Monday, 10 December 2012 06:01 AM

    Poor peoples money for MP's to enjoy good meal

    Ben HurlingI Monday, 10 December 2012 10:05 AM

    These clowns worry such a lot about what they get to eat in Parliament's canteen. As if Sri Lanka is note mired in many other very serious problems.

    Mohammed Nabeel Monday, 10 December 2012 10:07 AM

    If you need food, eat at home.

    Krishan Monday, 10 December 2012 10:05 AM

    SL is not a country defined by religion...what makes you think sl is buddhist country?

    mohandev Monday, 10 December 2012 10:11 AM

    No wonder they are dominating the 'opposition' since '94 for eating same food as the what pigs love to eat most.

    Entre nous Monday, 10 December 2012 10:23 AM

    Eat anything but pork says Aswer

    mnsmart Monday, 10 December 2012 03:15 AM

    How can one eat meat of their own kind....

    nilu Monday, 10 December 2012 10:37 AM

    Thats not the point here they need what they need even if the people dont have anything

    OORAA Monday, 10 December 2012 10:41 AM

    John... pork or poke>

    Kanishka Monday, 10 December 2012 10:50 AM

    I thought this is a Buddhist country which preach vegetarianism. Vegetarianism should be practiced and promoted from the parliament.

    Anushka Monday, 10 December 2012 10:49 AM

    One of the elements destroyed UNP together with Ra - Nil.

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:24 AM

    Rosy? Haha hahaaaa

    Lobo Monday, 10 December 2012 03:26 AM

    Like most normal workers why don't you bring a buth packet from home with pork and whatever else you want instead of shamelessly scrounging off the public for subsidized luxury meals?

    M Silva Monday, 10 December 2012 06:34 AM

    Kaala Thela

    branu Monday, 10 December 2012 11:14 AM

    Do they come to the Parliament to eat or resolve people’s issue?

    Nodrog Monday, 10 December 2012 03:31 AM

    This outdated practice of almost free fancy meals must be stopped. Those who are entitled and enjoy these meals are richer than the people who have to pay to subsidize this.

    ramakumar Monday, 10 December 2012 03:32 AM

    Mnsmar, is it the reason you don't eat pork?

    Raja Raju Monday, 10 December 2012 03:34 AM

    You people are looking for choice where we have only bread and rice with pol-sambol.

    samosa Monday, 10 December 2012 03:45 AM

    Yes Johna eat well this time, but we will make sure you won't be there to eat pork at the parliament canteen after next election :))

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:47 AM

    John acting like a typical JaEla/Wattala area person.

    Hardball Monday, 10 December 2012 03:48 AM

    I too had a laugh. The worlds best cooks are men. The speaker is still living in the dark ages.

    kumar Monday, 10 December 2012 07:06 AM

    Did Buddha had chicken and fish then? You have no rights to interfere other religious practices . If you don't like pork simply refrain from eating it.

    Ralahamy Monday, 10 December 2012 03:52 AM

    Is it not enough that you all are eating the flesh off the half bodies of innocent voters? Now you want fancy foods to keep you in good health.

    Silas Monday, 10 December 2012 03:56 AM

    They should also include grass and punnakku to the menu!

    Citizen Perera Monday, 10 December 2012 03:55 AM

    Do these people LIVE TO EAT..or Eat to live?

    Tomsamusa Monday, 10 December 2012 03:59 AM

    Why not poke a pakse ! you may get/feel more than pork chops

    Citizen Monday, 10 December 2012 07:27 AM

    The enlightened opposition, huh! No less petty minded than the rest of the bunch. Disgraceful childish behaviour.

    ind Monday, 10 December 2012 03:56 AM

    well said.

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 10 December 2012 07:25 AM

    Paan nethnam cake kaapan.

    mamath Monday, 10 December 2012 03:59 AM

    You mean Hon. Aswar's kind?

    Dhammika Monday, 10 December 2012 07:31 AM

    Time to RETIRE JOHNY

    Kanthie W Monday, 10 December 2012 04:11 AM

    That is waht is called 'Kanna Pi-ner'

    PREM Monday, 10 December 2012 04:13 AM

    wAHT ABOUT SOME BANDAKKA AND BAMPOTTU


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