Speaker suspends Sarana

29 November 2011 04:15 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Deputy Minister of Petroleum Sarana Gunawardane was suspended from Parliament for a period of one week starting from November 30, for his misconduct in the House during the budget speech by throwing a water bottle at the opposition.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa who conducted inquiries into the misconduct of the MPs during the budget speech of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on November 21, announced in the House today that Mr. Sarana Gunawardane’s behaviour amounted to be the most serious act against the decorum of the House. Therefore, the Speaker asked the Leader of the House to move a motion to suspend Mr. Gunawardane from Parliament for a period of one week. The Speaker said that a committee would be appointed very soon to make recommendations to maintain the decorum of the House in future.

Accordingly, Leader of the House Nimal Siripala de Silva moved the motion, and it was endorsed by the House unanimously.  (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 16

  • Nodrog Tuesday, 29 November 2011 04:51 AM

    What a huge loss to the country!

    agasthi abeysinghe Tuesday, 29 November 2011 05:04 AM

    Is that all?

    CP Tuesday, 29 November 2011 05:16 AM

    Another white wash to please International Parliamentary Committee

    Azhar Hashim Tuesday, 29 November 2011 05:21 AM

    This is because the water bottle he aimed and threw towards Ranil landed near the president. Punishment for missing the target.

    Mervin Tuesday, 29 November 2011 05:34 AM

    If can try for me

    Samosa Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:06 AM

    True... He can go for a holiday :)

    saman Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:14 AM

    of course............

    saman Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:15 AM

    yes it is?very big man in srilankan politics?

    Narada abyewardhana Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:12 AM

    good one

    Kamalanath Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:15 AM

    Why only this man? How about the other hooligans?

    Palitha Ranatunge Tuesday, 29 November 2011 07:03 AM

    Asarana Sarana

    MI Tuesday, 29 November 2011 07:30 AM

    Everyday we all getting cakes and pudding...have a fun

    ampare son Tuesday, 29 November 2011 02:12 PM

    very happy to hear.

    Ruzaick Tuesday, 29 November 2011 02:37 PM

    Just one week suspended ????

    Bongo Tuesday, 29 November 2011 09:30 AM

    This is the first time I heard of a MP/ Deputy Minister by that name. We do not respect politicians any more.

    Meegawaya Tuesday, 29 November 2011 04:49 AM

    very good he can have fun at home. what about his salary and commissions???

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