Darkest day in Parliamentary history: Dayasiri

17 November 2018 07:18 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government blamed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for the ugly and shameful actions by a some government MPs yesterday and said it was a conspiracy hatched by him.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said a large number of foreign diplomats, foreign media including Al Jazeera and foreign correspondents were eagerly following the hideous scenes in the House.

He told a news briefing that yesterday was one of the darkest days in the history of parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka and pointed out that had not acted according to the compromise reached between President Maithripala Sirisena and the alliance led by the UNF on Thursday.

“The agreement was to remove the first paragraph in the no-confidence motion that said the removal of Ranil Wickremesinghe from the premiership and the dissolution of Parliament were unconstitutional. Secondly, the handing of the NCM to the Speaker, deciding on the date of the debate and vote should have been done in accordance with parliamentary Standing Orders and traditions. But nothing of this was done yesterday and this is why the government members protested,” Mr. Jayasekara said attempting to justify what happened in Parliament yesterday.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said the government MPs who participated at the party leaders meeting pointed out to the Speaker that if the NCM was to be taken up yesterday proper procedures had to be followed as agreed upon at the meeting with the President.

“The Speaker did not agree to any of those demands. That was the start of the fracas in Parliament. The government MPs are not responsible for what happened in Parliament yesterday. We did not see a NCM. We demanded that the NCM must remain in the Order Book for at least five days for us to study the NCM. This also was ignored,” the minister said. (Sandun A Jayasekera)




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  Comments - 25

  • Roshan Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:36 AM

    You are the cause for the darkest day and era.

    Dr. Siri Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:38 AM

    You could have walked out of the parliament when you found out the procedure

    Dillan Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:40 AM

    Sri Lankan best theifes are in the photos.

    Ballot Man Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:50 AM

    no point in any comments these 225 baffoons will never understand

    Chryshan K. Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:51 AM

    Idiotic way of handling. If you have majority why worry what is contained in it. Just reject the NCM Matter ends. Since you dont have the majority you are playing around and ruining the whole country until MR securing the majority or meddle with full bench hearing. Get a life Rilasiri.

    Dee Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:54 AM

    Hon. MP's, You can stand up on your head and put the blame on someone else. But remember! you JOkers have pushed this nation several decades back. Now all that is left is for you JOkers to come back into power and loot what is left of this country!

    Shan.W Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:54 AM

    So..... You and all your goons are DAMBOs and all willl go to toilet if the speaker goes. Dam shame and do you have any status to have a press. conference.It is like you calling CNN edited.

    Aja Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:56 AM


    Don Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:57 AM

    Dayasiri you should tell your both bosses, not the public as they saw how you all have behaved.

    Bushel Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:58 AM

    Correct .

    Irate Citizen Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:00 AM

    Can't you understand that we, the citizens of Sri Lanka, don't want you. You have become purported government ministers by dubious and unconstitutional means. It is hilarious how so-called ministers who have apparently taken office by unethical, unconstitutional means are now talking of Standing Orders and Parliamentary traditions! Did your behaviour in Parliament yesterday display your respect for Parliamentary traditions?! Stop talking rubbish, and get out! We Sri lankans have become the laughing stock of the whole world! Let democracy prevail!

    lakshitha Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:04 AM

    It is ur party that has made the darkest day by behaving in arowdy manner as they are guilty of not having a majority in parliament,

    wirantha Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:06 AM

    why url have upset faces,,guilty conciounce pricks the mind,,,url have robbed the govt,,,as url do not have a majority

    Voldy Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:06 AM

    Yeah throw things at the speaker and then blame him for that. I don't know what kind of fool would believe the rubbish coming out his mouth.

    Eranga Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:21 AM

    Idiot! What to study in the NCM?? Don't come to lay more bullshit after acting like cows in the parliament. Bunch of thuggs!

    Don Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:23 AM

    Mr. Dayasiri, leave these rotten lot.

    kulesh Saturday, 17 November 2018 06:54 PM

    At the outset, when the parliament was reconvened, you all attended the proceeding accepting the speaker's invitation and you never complied with the parliamentary norms. You expected 113 with all the bribes and inducements but failed miserably and started your thuggery and unleashed violence in broad light showing your nakedness. Not only ordinary MPs but even the Ministers showed ugly behavior giving bad examples to the world. Still you find hard to bridge the gap and shamelessly Ms too give you every chance to get the magic number. People are loosing patience and before they start their struggle on the road, you better accept your inability and give the governance to the other party and go.

    Gemunu Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:24 PM

    What a bunch of skumbags are you? You are so stupid, corrupt and rotten. The whole world condemns you lot for plotting and creating this mess together with insane Sirisena.

    Stunned Citizen Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:18 PM

    Seriously Pray that one day when all 225 of you thieves are inside parliament the Earth opens up and swallows everyone. We have had enough of you criminals trying to decide the fate of our future. when no of you scoundrels have any decorum or decency to respect laws nor most importantly have a brain.

    Patriot Saturday, 17 November 2018 10:48 PM

    All the comments here seems cannot shallow the bitter truth.

    AJJA Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:10 PM

    IF YOUR Kids wants see the ZOO please take them to Parliament , In this pictures still you can show to kids faces of MONKEYS,DONKEYS,DOGS,BUFFALOS,PIGS many more..............

    rajm Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:15 AM

    whoever read this statement, please think about his association with MR who faced many immoral accusations. Rest is up to the readers.

    Buddhist Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:29 AM

    Do these guys know anything about SHAME? HOw can they blame the Speaker, even before the speaker stepped into the Chamber they were creating trouble and they attacked the POLICE, THE SPEAKER AND OTHER OPPOSITION MPs. Its time to take them before the courts.

    SL Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:46 AM

    Darkest match of MPs in sri lankan history. prez,speaker,and all MPs are not working towards the bettermen of the county but the individuals future and the party!

    Sari Monday, 19 November 2018 12:37 PM

    What a disgrace to have such baboons sit with these few decent Members discuss regarding this crisis.

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