Can SF attend Parliament wearing uniform, asks Vasu

23 March 2018 02:27 pm - 56     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Joint opposition MP Vasudewa Nanayakkara today asked in parliament whether Minister, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka could attend parliament proceedings and functions held in parliament wearing the army uniform.

Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathilaka said the minister could attend public functions in army uniform but there was an accepted criteria when it came to the attire worn when attending Parliament.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said he would look into the matter and inform parliament soon.

The MP asked the Prime Minister whether the minister was still attached to the army in the capacity of a Field Marshal and if so whether he had the right to function as an MP and a minister.

Mr. Karunathilaka in his response said Field Marshal Fonseka was no longer attached to the Sri Lankan Army and there was no obstacle in him functioning as an MP and a minister as he was a retired army officer. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Brainmaster Friday, 23 March 2018 01:17 PM

    If he cant wear the uniform in parliament then the Buddhist monks there also have to disrobe. via DM Android App

    Sathya Friday, 23 March 2018 03:38 PM

    I don't think Buddhist monks has two suit to wear one it at temple and other one at home.

    EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHES Friday, 23 March 2018 05:24 PM

    All in All - all these morons whom we fools responsible for getting them into Parliament - should be compelled to wear the "Emperor's new clothes"

    Kenneth Friday, 23 March 2018 09:36 PM

    I'm a tamil born man if these sinhala patriots dont honour a commander who they should respect so is the name of Buddha who are shamed by our nation wearing robes.

    silva Friday, 23 March 2018 10:23 PM

    is this your biggest worry VASU

    Yeti Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:34 AM

    You are so right Brainmaster and Sathys, Monks do have two faces in any case, one for the temple and one for outside the temple!

    Dotard Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:04 AM

    Dahanayaka wore a loin cloth !! Paddy field Marshall Ratwatte was in the parliament!!! This dotard, a bigger one than me is still in parliament !!!!!!!!

    Perumal Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:27 AM

    This national issue must be resolved soon otherwise country cannot go foreward

    B.B. Marasingha Friday, 23 March 2018 02:43 PM

    Is this a big problem? /BBM

    Mr Lucky Kuruppu Friday, 23 March 2018 02:47 PM

    Except for the seargeant at arms, parliamentary traditions in a democratically elected government, dictates civil dress. Kuruppu

    baba Nana Friday, 23 March 2018 02:54 PM

    Vasudewa, should attend the parliament with emperors new clods

    Shan Friday, 23 March 2018 05:40 PM

    Pumpkin again in the market

    abc Friday, 23 March 2018 02:56 PM

    Voteless fraud and supporter of crooks.

    Mr Facts Friday, 23 March 2018 06:03 PM

    You mean SF who got only 5,000 votes from Colombo district?

    A W Abdulkany Friday, 23 March 2018 02:58 PM

    Vasu is clarifying matters on behalf of somebody. To ensure that army secrets are known to Him

    A soka Friday, 23 March 2018 03:03 PM

    Comrade Vasu has dead and gone long time...The present big foul mouthed Vasu's biggest problem is the uniform...

    Jal Perera Friday, 23 March 2018 06:35 PM

    In the Parliament if we want to name few rowdies - Vasu comes first and Weerawansa comes second.

    Casonava Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:45 PM

    Jal, MR comes first, vasu and veerawansa thereafter.

    Dhammika Friday, 23 March 2018 03:12 PM

    Vasu , JUST MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS . You are a free joy rider living on public money done nothing not even a water tap to Eheliyagoda your electrotate . BE SHAMEFULL OF YOURSELF VASU . At least SF eradicated terrorism from Lanka .

    shanthapriya Friday, 23 March 2018 03:23 PM

    No no.. This uniform was not issued by SL Army . it is ahome made one by SF for his use whenever wanted

    Sincere Friday, 23 March 2018 03:24 PM

    If he was wearing his due uniform as a Field Marshal, surely he can. Those who are not field marshals cannot. Its so simple logic Vasu!

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 23 March 2018 03:26 PM

    Maybe he does not always want to be in a white nightgown like most Opportunists in parliament

    shanthapriya Friday, 23 March 2018 03:29 PM

    very true. In any case he is given the post of acting speakertemporarily at the absence of Karu how can he keep that towel over his cap and if done so how does he look like

    Agatha Friday, 23 March 2018 03:37 PM

    My goodness...............The country is falling apart and this is what he is worried about..

    Sir John Friday, 23 March 2018 03:48 PM

    One day former late PM Wijeyananda Dahanayake , came with a inner wear to the parliament before 1960.Then Sir John Kotelawala ? Why Vasu asked this?

    Rohini Friday, 23 March 2018 04:31 PM

    Vasudeva you are so dead but living like a zombi... why don’t you just behave yourself and stop acting like an old frustrated man. You have not got anywhere in life other then the garbage bin

    H.M.P. Wansapala Friday, 23 March 2018 06:37 PM

    He seems to be counting his days towards Gallows...very soon as his PILES LEVEL HAD GONE UP.

    rajitha7 Friday, 23 March 2018 05:11 PM

    If the "Hi Magazine" ever gets curious "who am I wearing" - I would like to say Sathosa and it's a cotton sarong.

    Suneth Perera Friday, 23 March 2018 05:29 PM

    Good question to raise. The parliament is a place to respect democracy and military should keep a distance.

    Ceylon Friday, 23 March 2018 05:36 PM

    Forget about others.can you attend parliment ??.because you didnt do any work for are getting salary and benefits from people for free.

    Snake Babu Friday, 23 March 2018 06:40 PM

    Vasu, long before itself you were a dried dead pumpkin. Now what? Better get yourself admitted at Mulariya Hospital.

    Dr.K. Kandasamypillai Friday, 23 March 2018 06:41 PM

    This old man is subjected for piles, can't help. Let him bark !!!

    Sincere Friday, 23 March 2018 06:45 PM

    Vasu's mouth now needs a new brake pads! Over centuries of just uncontrollable jabbering, they are now fully worn out!

    Park Friday, 23 March 2018 06:58 PM

    If Fonseka cannot wear is uniform, how can Mahinda and his gang wear the kurakkan sathakaya?

    dayan Friday, 23 March 2018 07:06 PM

    Vasu wants to say that he is still living.

    G O Daya Friday, 23 March 2018 07:07 PM

    SF did not even know that the war was over and VP was history..The MR,GR,BR and the By gang outsmarted SF left right and center. He is a Pealed Marshal now..most lankans say. ;o

    Manu Friday, 23 March 2018 07:53 PM

    Mr. Brainmaster you are a BrainIdiot. If SF is so proud to wear the army uniform why not he goes to bed on it.

    Don Friday, 23 March 2018 08:34 PM

    He is the best War-Hero (Golden Rana Viru), So we must encourage him to wear his uniform in Parliament as well.

    sathya Friday, 23 March 2018 09:09 PM

    FM Sarath Fonseka is a National Resource; Not utilizing him properly is betraying the state.

    A W Abdulkany Friday, 23 March 2018 09:16 PM

    Let's be grateful citizen. No one should level criticism Against AD and trivialize the role he played at the expense of his life. He deserves more respect from people of this country. I salute him for his devotion for the motherland

    sas Friday, 23 March 2018 09:39 PM

    This man Vasu always make empty noises to gain cheap publicity.

    George Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:12 AM

    Why, what's wrong with his uniform, far better than the sarong which all the slums wear in the houses. We have greater issues and this guy wants him to wear his uniform.

    Yeti Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:28 AM

    The problem that these cowards are scared of SF in Parliament and SF in uniform, more so!

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:31 AM

    Mr. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, don't forget even with the loin cloth (Amudaya),Late Mr.W.Dahanayake,from your own area went to Sri Lanka parliament.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:43 AM

    Mr.Vasudeva Nanayakkara, can parliamentarians use filthy words in the parliament? Don't be a laughing stock.

    Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:04 AM

    Sarath fonseka is a real soldier.he went to war to shot several times but he is in action soon after the slight recovery.gota fled the country to save his life and got citizenship of usa by abondoning lanka.then came back to loot the country.

    Dhammika Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:09 AM

    100% TRUE and CORRECT .

    Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:09 AM

    Only able man in this government is sarath fonseka.he is a asset of the country.but idiot in president's office dont use him due to fear of him.he is a honest public servant who sacrificed life for country.dont be afraid to him.

    Rufus Norton Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:15 AM

    These bankrupt rejected scum of politicians have to find some scrap to get publicity for their lost images and are now making a hue

    Ad Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:51 AM

    Comrade Bala Tampoe chased him from coming to the stage during May day rally. That is the reputation he has.

    yahiya Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:56 AM

    He is the man beat the world leading terrorism. Asset to country.

    Peter Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:14 AM

    Vasu why were you kicked out of the Rajapakse click in the recent LG election? Why dont you shave off your beard and mustache and look like a man instead of complaing the uniform worn bySF.Do you have no more important matters in the parliament to do other than to look at other peoples attaire? We wish Gamani Dissanayke is alive to find what sort of friend he has in Vasu.You are a disgrace to the legal profession and as a parliamentarian to pick up petty matters. Grow up and be a man. This is the real issue of the Sinhala man!

    Most suited uniform for you is... Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:15 PM

    You should inquire if you could come with your underpants. That suits a lot for your shameless profile

    Haramanis Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:01 PM

    SF should wear appropriate dress in keeping with Parliamentary tradition. What appears to be happening is that ego has taken the better of him and he wants to flaunt his Field Marshal regalia in Parliament. We must all pity him and hope that better sense prevails!

    SL Monday, 26 March 2018 08:37 AM

    You mean SF to parliament in uniform?

    Bandula Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:50 AM

    Why must tax payers pay for this old moron to be in Parliament. His brains have deteriorated. What has he done all these years, only barking, barking and clinging onto MR's sarong. Send him to an Elders home.

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