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Parliament will have more ageing MPs in 2018

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Sri Lanka will see more ageing MPs in Parliament in 2018 as most of them will be 70 years during this year while only a few others will be nearing that age, parliamentary sources said.

As per the data of the official website of Sri Lankan Parliament, three Members of Parliament will reach the age of 70 years in 2018. As a result the total number of MPs who had reached the age of 70 years in Sri Lankan Parliament will exceed 20 in number this year.

In addition three more MPs will reach 69 years as per the website while four MPs will reach 65 years.

This would mean that one ninth of the total MPs would be more than 70 years of age when the term of the present Parliament expired in 2020.

However this would be only a fraction of a huge problem that Sri Lanka faces with the gradual increase of its ageing population of 2.5 million in 2012 which was 12.5 percent of the population, while it is expected to increase up to 16.7 percent in 2021. A quarter of the Sri Lankan population will be ageing by the year 2041, it is said.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 12

  • Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 02 January 2018 09:26 AM

    No one is indispensable in this world . There is a maximum age limit to all employees whether it is private or government sector . So it is high time have same to PARLIAMENTARINS . Once they grow old they do unnecessary things which is bad to the country, specialy in Sri Lanka .

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 02 January 2018 09:39 AM

    Don't vote for anyone of them. Bring in the talented, ethical young and educated interllectuals.

    SangAralingham Tuesday, 02 January 2018 09:59 AM

    Age 70 should be ideal age to retire unless the voters fel he i/ she is sound mind and good person to contribute to the welfare of citizen of the country not his or her back yard. It is vital once a politician enter the parliament he she must bespeak and responsible for living human being as well as the protector of environment fauna flora of the land.Every media and citizen should identify a suitable individual to enter parliament. Not kith and kin or friend of a friend.

    DD Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:10 AM

    The entire MPs who represent Parliament are USELESS, either old or rogues.

    ceylon Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:44 AM

    lanka parliment is a luxury job creating factory for idiots. via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:05 AM

    give these senile MPs an honest kick out of parliament

    SAM Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:27 AM

    Its after all the voters decision to chose there candidates. Thanks to the new parliament system and hope voters use there decisions wisely than blaming those selected, as it is the very people who serve them expecting to be served.

    ravin Tuesday, 02 January 2018 01:21 PM

    Mmmmmm really, that's why most of them trying to make quick money. They need funds to bribe at hell's gate.

    karthik Tuesday, 02 January 2018 02:49 PM

    Poor Old Boys they cannot do any other jobs because this is only job which don't require any educational qualifications.High time to form OLD MPs Union.

    Rondy Tuesday, 02 January 2018 03:51 PM

    MR is over 70 now

    Kadiya Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:13 AM

    What do you expect with selfish old timers like MR, GL, Vasu, Dinesh, Long John etc.. do not call it a day and hang up their gabs!!!!!

    INTENSIVE CARE Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:16 PM

    better now itself build an ntensive care unit in the Parliamentary Complex

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