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Unruly behaviour in Parliament - 59 MPs found guilty

23 February 2019 08:17 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The six-member committee appointed to look into unruly incidents that took place in Parliament last November has recommended action against 59 MPs found guilty of various offences, the report revealed.

The Committee headed by Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri which was presented to the House said action should be taken against 55 UPFA members including Wimalaweera Dissanayake Ananda Aluthgamage, Prasanna Ranaweera, Padma Udayashantha Gunasekera, Dilan Perera, Piyal Nishantha, Lohan Ratwatte, Jayantha Samaraweera, Dinesh Gunawardene, Tilanga Sumathipala, Johnston Fernando, Dilum Amunugama, Indika Anurada Hearth, Sisira Jayakodi, Kanchana Weerasekera, Susantha Punchinilame, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, S.M Chandrasena, D.V Chanaka. Mahindanana Aluthgamage, Arundika Fernando, Wimalaweera Dissanayake, Shehan Semasinghe, Udaya Gammanpila, Sharathi Dushmantha, Kanaka Herath, Nimal Lansa, Vijitha Berugoda, Taranath Basnayake, Ramesh Pathirana, Jayantha Samaraweera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, C.B Ratnayake, Premalal Jayasekera, Nishantha Muthuhettigamage, Priyankara Jayaratne , Tenuka Vidanagame, Bandula Gunawardene, Sudarshini Fernandopulle, Ranjith Soysa, Dullas Alahaperuma, S.B. Dissanayake, Salinda Dissanayke, Rohitha Abeygunasekera, S Premaratne, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene, Mohan Priyadharashana De Silva, Sarath Nishana Perera, Dulip Wijesekera and Wimal Weerawansa.

Most of the UPFA MPs have been held responsible for coming down to the well of Parliament, while several are charged with threatening the Speaker while one MP has been charge with sitting on the Speaker’s Chair.

The committee had recommended action against UNP MPs Ranjan Ramanayake, Palitha Thewaraperuma, Thushara Indunil and Chandima Gamage for attempting to assault and for possessing weapons

JVP MP Vijitha Herath has been charged with walking towards the Speaker. Several UPFA have been charged with the same offence.

The report had revealed that the total damage caused to the House during the pandemonium is Rs.325,000.

The committee had sought the opinion of Senior Deputy Solicitor General Rohantha Abeysuriya who had said either Parliament or the Supreme Court could punish the offenders.

He has said Parliament could take action under Section 28 of the Privileges Act. He has said only the Supreme Court could impose penalties for assaulting, insulting and creating and joining disturbance. The Senior DSG had also said the Attorney General could advice the Speaker on the matter. Speaker Karu Jayasueiya had already sought the opinion of the AG on the report. The report said action could be taken under civil laws or under the Civil Procedure Act. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 16

  • Dulan Saturday, 23 February 2019 08:25 AM

    Nothing will happen as usual

    Samson Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:10 AM

    Hooligans should not be nominated as candidates for future elections.

    Law Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:14 AM

    Nice. Have we forgotten about the gang that violated the Sri Lanka constitution? What is the deal? Can come one spill the beans.

    Bandula Liyanage Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:16 AM

    In addition to penalties and other punishments, ban them from being elected as MPs for the life time.

    ihatepoliticians Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:09 AM

    MP's indiscipline deserve more rehabilitation. There should be a school for inducting them before taking oath. Humanity, Respect and Manners should be the main subjects - Leadership Qualities as an additional subject.

    Perumal Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:16 AM

    Each of the culprits must be given half a kilo of cocaine and asked to consume it completely within 30 seconds and that would be the end of the matter.

    VOTER Saturday, 23 February 2019 11:12 AM

    What's. the use of these investigations if the Law-breakers(not Law-makers) are not sent to jail or at least expelled from Parliament?

    KARUNKA ROBBER Saturday, 23 February 2019 11:30 AM

    No matter what, public do not expect these type of behaviors from MP,specially Jonstan's behavior is worst and he acted like a person having a mental disorder.This is the parliament ,not a wrestling ring! .Do not compromise these behaviors comparing with previous incidents or incidents happened in another country!

    Mrs Prema Athukoralle Saturday, 23 February 2019 11:48 AM

    Dismiss all of them from the parliament. These thugs should be barred from contesting again. Discipline in the country is important for the progress. We are going back into a banana republic.

    afhamfrk Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:47 PM

    Take them all to Galle face on a sunday afternoon

    Rohan Amarasinha Saturday, 23 February 2019 04:20 PM

    Nothing to get worked up about as the present regime is doing - similar happenings take place in parliaments around the globe so Sri Lanka is no exception !

    Niroshan Weerakoon Saturday, 23 February 2019 05:44 PM

    Come On the 55 correctly without repetition. Wimalaweera Dissanayake's name appear twice but the total still short of 55.

    Shan Saturday, 23 February 2019 08:11 PM

    Disqualify all these names for any elections, general or any other. Punishment should be severe.

    Robert Sunday, 24 February 2019 08:09 AM

    What a joke, only 325,000/- damages?

    Palli Kanda Sunday, 24 February 2019 09:29 AM

    Leaders of our country and we voted for these idiots. I don't think anyone will even get a job to wash the toilets ofTrump. Sad Sri Lanka.

    Ranabahu Sunday, 24 February 2019 10:49 AM

    Do NEVER Vote for this Nasty, Illiterate and Filthy Thugs in NEXT Election...!!!

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