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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