Speaker urged to take action against MPs misbehaviour

7 November 2019 08:35 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Heated arguments erupted in the House today when the government and the JVP MPs raised concerns that no action has been taken against the MPs who were involved in violent behaviour in parliament during the constitutional crisis last year.

JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake said no action has been taken against those who threw chilli powder and broke microphones in parliament even after the committee appointed to look into the matter found some 54 MPs responsible for the incident.

Minister Ajith P. Perera said action can be taken against those responsible over the incident based on criminal liability and privilege issue.

MP Asu Marasinghe requested the Speaker to take action against those responsible based on recommendations of the committee.

UPFA MP Gamini Lokuge said people would decide whether the behaviour of the MPs was correct or wrong at the November 16 presidential election.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said the report of the committee headed by Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri had been referred to the Attorney General for necessary action and added that he would discuss with Mr. Kumarasiri and take appropriate action to expedite the legal procedure. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 5

  • ravin Friday, 08 November 2019 04:26 AM

    What you expect when too many in a kennel?

    cheers Friday, 08 November 2019 04:28 AM

    First of all the speaker should be punished for violating the parliamentary rules during october 2018 playing fancy with foreign govts and also with minority parties

    Buddhist Friday, 08 November 2019 05:45 AM

    Its time the Attorney General should be kicked out. Courts are postponing major cases one after the other, bribery related documents are vanishing etc..

    Ralahamy Friday, 08 November 2019 06:27 AM

    Voters did not condone hooliganism in Parliament. If you damaged public property, then you pay for it. If you behaved violently, then you face the consequence.

    Carl Y Friday, 08 November 2019 07:37 AM

    Parliamentarians squander so much of public fund abusing them, as their personal use, foreign trips, tax free vehicles,so much allowances,under hand commission by plundering government assets and auctioning themselves between government and opposition

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