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The United National Party (UNP) and the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) walked away from the parliament proceedings today after DNA Leader General Sarath Fonseka was not allowed to attend today’s parliamentary sessions due to the court martial hearing.

Fonseka was not allowed to attend Parliament and was instead forced to attend the Court Martial hearing resulting in the opposition and a government MP urging the Speaker to ensure that the right of MPs are protected.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa responded saying he will look into the matter. Fonseka has launched a fast to protest him being prevented from attending Parliament. (KB/GC)

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  • Thursday, 06 May 2010 05:54 AM

    SF must have been blocked due to his hard hitting speach previous day on extending emergency.

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 05:56 AM

    Who is dragging?

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 06:18 AM

    Precisely. If the MPs are jumping up and down about their right to attend Parliament over other things, is it only because they can walk out of the parliament and attend to their private businesses after having a hearty breakfast at the expense of the tax payers?

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:42 AM

    At last they are together,Too late

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:46 AM

    And Wimal Weerawanse, after all that he had spoken out today did he walk out too? If not, why?

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:47 AM

    if his presence is not necessary for the court martial and he could well be represented by his lawyers, how can somebody force him to attend and stay away from the parliament? Out of that the CM could have been postponed at any event as it would hardly interfere with any other hearings.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:53 AM

    Yes, We have a strong government; and we need an equally strong opposition for betterment of this country !

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:00 PM

    Where is Wimal Weerawansa who raised his voice for SF!

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:01 PM

    What can you achieve by walking out the parliament ? How foolish UNP and DNA ? They have to stay and fight , if they really need to solve this problem.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:02 PM

    Opposition lead by Ranil is becoming a laughing stock by their action.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:06 PM

    Absent during the vote count means they are in favour of it.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:22 PM

    Here he goes again with his fast protest. Was he the chief and the commander who led the army to fight with most ruthless terrorists. What happened to his strength and mighty. He should be strong and stand up for his rights than going on a hunger strike. Just imagine if he was elected to be the president. Will he go on fast protests every time he fails or not getting his way.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:42 PM

    Big deal!

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:53 PM

    Just because they have a 'steamroller' majority, the ruling party should not 'lose its head' and violate democratic processes. Things can rebound on them, one day. The UNP, too, had such a majority in the past. Now, they are on the receiving end.

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 12:35 AM

    Democracy in Sri lanka died sometime ago. This is not a strange thing now.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:39 PM

    How many times has he been fasting? Anyways, good for his health!

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:37 AM

    There should be a system in place for proportionate reductions in salary and other perks entitlements of MPs when they refuse to do what they are supposed to do and walk away from their place of work, namely, Parliament.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 01:20 PM

    whether they are in or out makes no difference to the country.
    There is a saying "the dogs will bark, but the caravan will move on".

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 03:30 AM

    This time the General has got the whole opposition to pay for his crimes. I really dont see the point of not attending the court martial hearing for one day instead he would like to drag it along.

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 02:28 PM

    SF must attend the court martial regularly and see that it is concluded soon. There is no point in delaying by various objections and appeals to higher courts now. this can be done after court martial verdict is given. If you are not guilty face it bravely.

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 05:06 AM

    Democracy is dead in the UNP too for the last 18 years, is it a coincidence that the Democracy in the country is also dead for so many years ?

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 03:15 PM

    Where there is no room for public opinion, whatever UNP/DNA says it will be futile . so better to walk out to show some resistance. What fight can they do - with fists ???

    Wednesday, 05 May 2010 03:41 PM

    real men stood up for SF while others just walked out..

    Thursday, 06 May 2010 05:53 AM

    If WW continues this, his fate will be same as SF!


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