UNP protests in Parliament

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The UNP staged a protest in parliament a short while ago holding up placards against the government budget for 2010. Some government members were seen shouting slogans at the UNP creating a noisy commotion in parliament.

As the protest continued Acting Minister of Finance Sarath Amunugama expressed dissapointment at the behaviour of the opposition saying they were acting like "monkeys" and continued his speech before winding up afterwhich the Speaker announced that the Budget reading will continue tomorrow.

  Comments - 23

  • Roshan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:03 AM

    We cannot do anything we have to accept everything the government propose.

    MaPer Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:06 AM

    After the budget Siripala said prices of bread & sugar were increased to curb the increase in diabetes, Does he not eat bread or sugar? Judging from his size,(and the sizes of most of the politicians) the free meals in the parliament - cause not only diabetes, but also cardiac & cholesterol problems. But then of course, politicians get free medical treatment!!!! Some of them enter parliament almost as a skeleton but after a few years - they just bloat up (example Weerawansa) - SO DO THEY ALL ABSTAIN FROM BREAD & SUGAR.

    rihad Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:36 AM


    Village lad Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:29 PM

    During last general election some monkeys behaved like donkys in kandy area, hence another by election held.

    ffila Wednesday, 30 June 2010 05:19 AM

    election promises should be in the budget to make confidence in the goverment

    gaan mara lanka Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:11 PM


    What Pre Election promises just delete the L and add a R this is what they meant when they campaigned seems like you have full consideration to the present government

    Kirthi hewamanne Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:14 PM

    Is UNP a Political party?

    PGLP Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:28 PM

    Benifts and taxes are announced in the yearly budjet in good old days. Now things have changed and budject speech is like any other formal speech made by any minister.

    SArath Fernando Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:12 PM

    Fools this is not a Budget its a camerfalage How come Minister Finance not in the country present a budget. Minister incharge is not interested of the Budget, his niterest is how to extend his term

    Roshan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:37 AM

    Budget prepared under IMF advice.That is why the IMF rep has recommended the Budget

    CSP Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:03 PM

    UNPers protesting the budget is acceptable; but disturbing the budget-speech, is not. Another session of Parliament, is just a waste of both time and money.

    Ravana Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:40 AM

    The hooting and jeering is not only coming from the monkeys in parliament, some of the buffaloes are also beginning to hoot if last weekend in Kandy is anything to go by !

    D Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:41 AM

    nothing changes in the banana republic.

    Lankan Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:12 PM

    The war is over, but nothing positive has materialised on the economic front!

    anura Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:44 AM

    A monkey day in parliment

    SUMINA Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:44 AM


    Rasika Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:49 AM

    Both parties are acting as "Monkeys". no tangible outcome happened at the today's' parliament. It is utter waste of time and public money

    Shanil Samarakoon Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:02 PM

    In the very least, the opposition is making the people's reality known to the government, in a tangible way. This budget, much like everything else, seems to be more about consolidating power & wealth and less about actual nation-building.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:50 AM

    Enough preaching the budget, we want action on Pre-Election promises!!!!

    Gaman Saman Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:56 AM

    This was not a budget speech, it was more of a wish list of what will be done in the next six years. So when there was nothing for the long suffering citizen to smile about for tomorrow the opposition reflected it in the only way they can under the present rules, that is howling inside the chamber, as doing so outside would get them arrested under the PTA

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:57 AM

    What else can we expect from this parliament other than noisy commotions?

    True Patriot. Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:00 AM

    Not one member of the Opposition has shouted against the increase in the duty free vehicle allowance from 35k to 50k.

    BUGGER Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:01 AM

    Looks more like donkeys.And we are biggers donkeys for voting them to parliment

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