MPs mind your language

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By Kelum Bandara


Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today urged MPs to strictly follow Standing Orders and refrain from character assassination especially because of the presence of school children in the public gallery.

“We have allowed school children to follow proceedings from the public gallery. Therefore, I ask MPs to conduct themselves in keeping with the decorum of the House,” he said.

The public gallery was packed with schoolchildren and teachers when the Speaker made this request. Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga hailed the Speaker for taking such a stand. “We heartily commend you for taking this impartial decision,” he said.

“I have made this request to MPs on both sides,” the Speaker responded and asked MPs not to use unparliamentarily words in the House.
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  • Farshard Saturday, 03 July 2010 05:11 AM

    i don't thing mervin slive will follow this......because he don't have any experience to talk like that

    Victoria Friday, 02 July 2010 03:52 PM

    There is no quality - but the have the quantity???

    Rajapaksha Friday, 02 July 2010 03:57 PM

    Thank you Mr. Speaker. Be the best Speaker in the history of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Some really need a behavioral change.

    Lalith Friday, 02 July 2010 06:38 PM

    Appreciate the good work being done by the speaker!

    citizen Friday, 02 July 2010 09:09 AM

    "Suba Anagathayak" for MPs both sides

    BUGGER Friday, 02 July 2010 09:11 AM

    Like water off a ducks back.

    Hash Friday, 02 July 2010 09:14 AM

    Bravo Hon. Speaker !! Thank you very much to take the initiative in setting up an example ! :)

    jegath Friday, 02 July 2010 09:15 AM

    Sir, If you bring quality people to parliment no need to ask like this, then 90 % to be replaced is it?

    malkanthi Friday, 02 July 2010 09:17 AM

    Good move, but wonder whether some notorious fellows would understand the meaning.

    CP Friday, 02 July 2010 09:18 AM

    Ultimately, a set of citizens(school children) without voting rights (yet) able to tame set of rulers. See the diffrence a child can make.

    Thisahamy Friday, 02 July 2010 09:21 AM

    What a shame. This is a request to our legislators. It is about time the voters selected better people to represent them in parliament.

    ashan galaboda Friday, 02 July 2010 09:25 AM

    I this the Rajapakshes are doing great in every job. Mahinda in Politics, Basil in Economy, Gotabaya on Defence and Chamal in the parliament.

    willows Friday, 02 July 2010 09:35 AM

    Well done Sir, keep up the good work

    Mr.Concern Friday, 02 July 2010 09:37 AM

    Three cheers to the Hon. Speaker...u need to take stern action against one and then the other's will be carefull and would respect your commands!

    scrap_metal Friday, 02 July 2010 09:40 AM

    Oh a new market opening up for tuition classes, " How to behave and talk responsibly in the parliament" tuition masters will make millions for sure..

    Alister Friday, 02 July 2010 09:41 AM

    What can you expect of hooligans?

    ajith Friday, 02 July 2010 09:50 AM

    "A man of words and not of deeds / Is like a garden full of weeds." ...

    Nihal Gunatilake Friday, 02 July 2010 09:55 AM

    Hi- The ruling or the request or order by the Speaker is good. They must mind the language not because there are school children, that is the norm. they should not utter vulgar or filthy or double meaning or say MACHANG. They must behave like statesmen. Anybody knows who is a statesman.

    Nimal Friday, 02 July 2010 10:22 AM

    Thank you sir for gentle advice to our representatives who at many times behave like school children. Hope you will follow the tradition set by our past honourable Speakers and gentlemen like Sir Albert Peiris, Mr. Shirley Corea, Mr. Anandatissa de Alwis, Mr. Bakeer Markar, Mr. K.B. Ratnayake etc.

    I Hussein Friday, 02 July 2010 10:33 AM

    An MP should be a role model, an example and a leader as he or she is representing a group of people in the country. When election is a business or money making machine, you dont get decent educated pragmatic honest people (except few of course). I am sure all speakers went through this episode in the past. There is no point in advising or reprimand these bunch. Sudpending a session will help them to enjoy without attending the parliament. Stern action should be taken.

    roshan raz Friday, 02 July 2010 10:52 AM

    i think every parliament session should be telcast live on television for the publice to see how our represenatives behave inside the parliament'

    shameel Friday, 02 July 2010 10:58 AM

    Children who watch this will also be spoiled....Please do not allow children into Parliament until there is an educated and respective parliament formed.

    ishak Z Saturday, 03 July 2010 11:37 AM

    If i say something that offends you, let me know so i can do it again later.

    Your lips are moving, but all i hear is “blah blah blah…”

    Ramzeel Friday, 02 July 2010 11:06 AM

    All MP's should behave as worthy souls decently every time not because Schools children are present. That should be the message to the MP's

    Mahen Friday, 02 July 2010 11:07 AM

    mind your language at all times. get mervyn silva out of parliament for good.

    Gamini Friday, 02 July 2010 12:23 PM

    What do we expect from the bunch of Ignorants....??

    Kasun Liyanage Friday, 02 July 2010 12:46 PM

    "unparliamentarily words" further ambiguous

    musnad sufian Friday, 02 July 2010 12:54 PM

    asking the crabs to go straight

    koneswaransaro Saturday, 03 July 2010 04:33 AM

    Before entering into parliament ,proper training must be given to all Members of Parliament how to use the words in and out of parliament.

    kanish Friday, 02 July 2010 01:55 PM

    Well said Hon. Speaker! You are really doing a great job!

    Ustapa Saturday, 03 July 2010 03:56 PM

    Notorious fellows will understand the speaker, but don't know if they'll understand your majesty's prolific writings, especially the philosophical and righteous words.

    jim kuru Friday, 02 July 2010 02:21 PM

    well done mr speaker


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