PM agrees to hold debate on Meethotamulla

21 April 2017 09:59 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday decided to accede to a request by the JO for a Parliamentary debate on the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump in Kolonnawa.

This was was conveyed to the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday.

Leader of the joint opposition, MP Dinesh Gunawardane had requested the Speaker to provide a date for a debate on the Meethotamulla garbage dump issue which had cost the lives of 32 persons to-date as well as causing the destruction of many homes.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe cut short his official visit to Vietnam to deal with the debacle that occurred at Meethotamulla and agreed to the debate.

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  • DEBATE Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:00 AM

    PLEASE DO NOT SHY AWAY TO NAVE A DEBATE WHEN ELECTIONS ARE CALLED.

    Reader Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:55 AM

    So called JO always call for debates. Solution to problem is not that but action.

    Panditha Friday, 21 April 2017 01:05 PM

    What is the need for a special debate when they talk nothing but garbage everyday

    hoodwinker Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:40 AM

    Waste of time on Waste

    WISE DONKEY Friday, 21 April 2017 01:41 PM

    It is a stinking subject to debate, what happened to those who came from Canada and Germany with solutions. Provincial Council minister's wife demanded showed them the way back by demanding millions of dollar in brie in return of the contract.

    OffTheHook Friday, 21 April 2017 10:23 AM

    That will be all about garbage! What a waste of time. Cut the talk and get to work.


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