Students banned from taking hankies into Parliament

24 February 2017 09:23 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Parliamentary authorities have decided to prevent school children who visit the House from taking handkerchieves into the visitor’s gallery, informed sources said.

The decision had been taken after a handkerchief belonging to a child fell on a lamp causing a minor fire on Tuesday -- which was instantly doused.

The tables of the police officers outside the gallery were covered with handkerchieves last morning as the school children had to leave them behind. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Banda Friday, 24 February 2017 10:08 AM

    What a stupid decision. Whole Parliament including its officers are a joke... via DM Android App

    Prabhath Friday, 24 February 2017 10:37 AM

    What a silly decision. Suppose a child has to sneeze: what can he do? Better to tell the children to be careful with their belongings.

    Anja Friday, 24 February 2017 10:42 AM

    No Worries as this is Sri Lanka worried about it was just a minor fire wish would have a blast their as if get all vanished via DM Android App

    ceylon Friday, 24 February 2017 10:52 AM

    then wearing cloths also dangerous.make all naked be fore enter parliment. via DM Android App

    Cleaner Friday, 24 February 2017 11:28 AM

    Next tell them not wear underwears.. What a stupid decision. Whats wrong with these guys.. via DM Android App

    Leo Friday, 24 February 2017 12:32 PM

    This is the Miracle of Asia such stupid decisions are common place. via DM Android App

    Udaya perera Friday, 24 February 2017 01:08 PM

    They will bring a blanket with poisons to apply for all politicians!!

    simple simon Friday, 24 February 2017 01:53 PM

    Oh, my Gosh is all one can say.

    David G A Friday, 24 February 2017 01:58 PM

    Like changing the pillow for headache!!

    MSD Friday, 24 February 2017 01:59 PM

    Hope they also ban MPs from going into parliament. There would be a heap of 225 MPs left on the parliament entrance security table.

    Ex President Friday, 24 February 2017 02:33 PM

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    Martin Milton Friday, 24 February 2017 06:07 PM

    SILLY is the word. Unthinkingly stupid is even more appropriate!.MM

    Lokka Friday, 24 February 2017 06:23 PM

    Ban the Lamps, not handkerchief.

    lolpolitics Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:25 PM

    please tell the students not to bring hankies if they are going to the parliament. The politicos might steal them at the table.

    rosebud Friday, 24 February 2017 09:31 AM

    Laughter the best medicine via DM Android App


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