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Speaker advises Sajith and Wimal

10 August 2018 02:27 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday advised both Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa and his former counterpart Wimal Weerawansa not to waste valuable Parliament time.

The Speaker came out with the advice as both Premadasa and Weerawansa were engaged in a showdown in the House by making allegations against each other.

Mr Weerawansa accused Minister Premadasa of recruiting a large number of youth from Hambantota District to the Housing Authority on a daily basis, claiming it added a burden to the authority.

Mr. Premadasa said people have been recruited as manpower was needed to carry out the work of the housing authority and the housing ministry. Also, he accused Mr. Weerawansa of giving government houses to his relatives. Mr. Weerawansa has seen raising points of order several times while Mr. Premadasa demanded time to reply. “Both of you are disturbing the House without allowing us to go through with important business. Please refrain from wasting time,” the Speaker told Mr. Premadasa and Mr. Weerawansa. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 4

  • Freddy Yong Friday, 10 August 2018 09:52 AM

    Cardboard Wansa has called Mr. Sajith Premadasa for a debate. Oh who one would wish it will happen because one would like to see Cardboard Wansa slink off from a debate with his rotten tail between his legs.

    Rasheed Friday, 10 August 2018 10:38 AM

    What about others who wasted lots of time, is the speaker targeting Sajith who is next in line and with the speaker?

    Land like none other Friday, 10 August 2018 10:54 AM

    It is NOT a waste of time. Sajith is speaking the stark truth about the Moron Modawansa the double tongued, uneducated nobhead who has many cases against him. If the debate between these two ever takes place, Modawansa will have to eat his own words.

    mnsmart Friday, 10 August 2018 03:15 PM

    Allow him to talk. exposing wrong doing is not a waste of time

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