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Action against MPs who misbehaved

19 November 2018 03:49 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}



Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is to take action against MPs who misbehaved in Parliament during the last few days, while the United National Party (UNP) called to penalize MPs who misbehaved in Parliament on Friday, November 16, 2018.

UNP MP Ajith P. Perera told a media briefing that those MPs who have brought chilly powder and water into the House and those who damaged properties inside the chamber should be penalized.

“Action could be taken against the penal code against MPs who threw chilly power and water at others and those who damaged properties inside the chamber. There are no cover for MPs under the Privileges Act if they carry out criminal activities inside the chamber. Therefore, action could be taken against them,” he said.

UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe denied the statement made by Minister S. B Dissanayake that the red coloured liquid which was thrown at MPs were Coca Cola. “Mr. Dissanayake is making up a false story just to cover up everything which took place in the House on Friday.

UNP also said other parties in the UNF will decide as to who would become the Prime Minister as long as it holds a majority in the House. This was expressed by Mr. Perera at the briefing last morning. nts in the House during the last few days which including throwing chilly powder and bringing in knives inside the chambers. Action will be taken against the MPs who were involved in all the incidents,” a spokesman from the Speaker’s office said. (Yohan Perera)





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  Comments - 10

  • Nimal Monday, 19 November 2018 09:31 AM

    Ample evidence is available from video footage for the destruction they caused to Parliamentary equipment. The entire nation saw what they did and how they destroyed nation's property. Are we going to condone these atrocities?

    nimal Monday, 19 November 2018 09:54 AM

    Don't vote for any of these people ever again

    Take Action Monday, 19 November 2018 09:35 AM

    There are ample evidence available in the form of Video. So take action immediately.

    Unchikun Monday, 19 November 2018 09:40 AM

    What about the thug who was banishing a letter opener which can be a lethal weapon.

    Dr.Siri Monday, 19 November 2018 10:06 AM

    Instead of wasting time request for the Presidential election to stabilise the country

    Hari Mani Monday, 19 November 2018 11:35 AM

    When did you take action against anything? During the MS and RW regime did UNP protest against the slow moving cases against corruption? Did you see how soon Malaysian Government got the old prime minister indicted? You protect each other and play the game to the public gallery. The public are the fools to keep electing you while you enjoy your luxury life, they suffer...

    THE TRUTH - THE WHOLE TRUTH - AND NOTHING BY THE TRUTH Monday, 19 November 2018 11:38 AM

    "statement made by Minister S. B Dissanayake that the red coloured liquid which was thrown at MPs were Coca Cola" - coke or not - Seeni Boolai's utterances cannot be taken as truth.

    Aquarius Monday, 19 November 2018 12:00 PM

    I sincerely hope these culprits - no matter from which party - are punished for their behaviour in openly attacking the Speaker of the House, vandalism of public property occupying the Speaker's seat, etc. etc. etc. Everyone has been caught on camera, so please no excuses.

    Dayawathie Monday, 19 November 2018 12:15 PM

    Don't worry nothing will happen. All talk only. Seriously some of them should be banned for life. Otherwise this will happen again and again. A

    cheers Monday, 19 November 2018 12:22 PM

    Another Thug talking after violating all the democracy in parliament for the last 3 years

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