Will appoint commission over misconduct of Speaker: Mahinda Yapa

2018-12-06 22:17:40

A commission would be appointed to look into the alleged undemocratic actions taken by the Speaker, the Parliament General Secretary and the Sergeant-at-Arms when they are elected to office, MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said today.

Addressing a news briefing, he alleged the Speaker, the Parliament General Secretary and the Sergeant-at-Arms had acted in violation of the Constitution, the Standing Orders and the Parliamentary tradition.

“They should be held responsible for the commotion created in Parliament. If the Speaker had acted in line with the Standing orders and the Parliamentary tradition, recent tense situations in Parliament would have not been created,” the MP said.

He said the Sergeant-at-Arms had also not acted in a responsible manner in carrying the mace into parliament on the day when the Speaker entered parliament from a side door.

“The recent Parliamentary sessions were not held in a legal manner and that’s why we thought of boycotting the sessions. It was apparent that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was very much partial to the UNP and always trying to act according to the tunes of the UNP,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 21

  • Eraj Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:26

    You don't attend parliament because your actual numbers would be exposed!

    Reply : 1       67

    Chryshan K Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:29

    Open a commission to analyse how MR got screwed by MS without any feelings.

    Reply : 1       62

    Banda Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:30

    First make sure you all are in the government before talking about appointing a commission.

    Reply : 1       56

    Sofia Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:33

    They should be held responsible for the commotion created in Parliament. This is what children say when caught by a master. Always someone else - not me sir, not I sir. How puerile these morons can be. Good for Kamburupitiya, I suppose.

    Reply : 1       43

    Ommission Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:40

    Commission must be appointed to inquire into the conduct of your MPs in the parliament. People regret for electing you all as their Memebrs/Representatives.

    Reply : 1       40

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:46

    What about a commission to inquire into the chili powder attack in the house and the damage caused to the properties of the house? You are deaf and blind or in blinkers. Stupid fellow,

    Reply : 0       44

    BUSHEL Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:49


    Reply : 0       27

    samson Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:09

    Who is appointing a commission and spend public funds.Public will soon commission to send the president to where he belongs.

    Reply : 0       27

    JD Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:13

    Before appointing a commission... Be present in the Parliament...

    Reply : 0       26

    GH Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:22

    Yeah absolutely right.

    Reply : 30       1

    Gune Friday, 7 December 2018 00:11

    When you are bitter with defeat you say silly things. Stop crying like spoilt children and follow the law of this country.

    Reply : 0       22

    Jude Friday, 7 December 2018 01:08

    I'LL reiterate!! SL must implement a Criteria to become a Member Parliament!!!

    Reply : 0       17

    Jude Friday, 7 December 2018 01:11

    SL should've a Criteria to become a MP , otherwise some Scumbags will enter the house!!

    Reply : 0       17

    Neil Friday, 7 December 2018 02:24

    It should be the other way around

    Reply : 0       15

    Chux Friday, 7 December 2018 11:02

    Peoples commission will punish soon for creating this mess

    Reply : 0       9

    Malli Friday, 7 December 2018 11:31

    You must be expelled from the parliament for boycotting sessions through fear of facing the opposition. Go ahead and appoint a commission for that will you

    Reply : 0       12

    Nimal Friday, 7 December 2018 13:44

    If you had the majority why this?

    Reply : 0       7

    Mickey Mouse Friday, 7 December 2018 14:48

    How can the speaker be criticized . He has been nothing short of courageous in his actions. As for being biased thats rubbish. In any debate someone will always be accused of bias. ..Its about democratic decisions. Mr speaker people salute you.

    Reply : 0       10

    Mickey Mouse Friday, 7 December 2018 14:53

    This is the most decisive moment for Sri Lanka since independence.Make no mistake about that. If democracy is defeated now then God help Mother Lanka. When people like this make comments about the courageous speaker we have much to fear.

    Reply : 0       7

    Yasantha Friday, 7 December 2018 15:27

    go and clean the toilets of Carlton house..

    Reply : 0       6

    Dhammika Friday, 7 December 2018 15:59

    Missconduct . We saw who was MISCONDUCTING in behaviour in the Parliment . Open your eyes and check whether you are blind .

    Reply : 0       6

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