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The House will be unable to function any further if the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) is not appointed tomorrow, MP Dullas Alahapperuma said.

Addressing a news briefing, he said Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had been delaying the appointment of PSC members since November 14 and that he always preferred a majority of the PSC to be UNP MPs.

“The tradition is to appoint a majority of government MPs to the PSC. Hence, the Speaker cannot violate this practice. This should have been done on November 14 when the Parliament first met. However, the Speaker sabotaged the entire procedure in Parliament,” he said.

He said seven MPs -- Dinesh Gunawardena, S.B. Dissanayake, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila and Thilanga Sumathipala -- were nominated to the PSC by the government on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Social Welfare Minister Wimal Weerawansa said some valuable properties in Temple Trees had reportedly gone missing.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Hari Mani Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:16 PM

    Get lost; people don't want your back door, thugs to run the country's affairs. Karu should stand his ground as the masses are behind him and the elected people

    Nikan-Sena Friday, 23 November 2018 09:08 AM

    First of all, where is the legal government!!?

    Buddhist Friday, 23 November 2018 12:07 AM

    Jokers. The reason why Govt members were majority in the select committee was due to the fact that the Govt was always formed by the party that had majority. So if one party has majority it gets majority seats in the select committee. How can this illegal Govt which does not have majority in the Parliament and which cannot prove majority request majority seats?.

    nsathees Friday, 23 November 2018 03:45 AM

    I quote "The tradition is to appoint a majority of government MPs to the PSC"you mean majority of UNF members?

    Ralahamy Friday, 23 November 2018 06:54 AM

    Look at our pathetic situation! Foreign citizens with brown skin have started to dictate terms to Sri Lanka Parliament. These foreigners will run back to their country of registration, at the drop of a pin like what happened after 2015 election result.

    Sathsara Friday, 23 November 2018 06:55 AM

    Mr. Dullas...what has happened to your gentleman politics. You and Mahidnda Samarasinghe were two of the few politicians inside the parliament whom I respected for the impartiality you all have been maintaining. Mind you.... that all intellectuals who voted you, are not any more for you. You all must have your own conscience before uttering nonsense which are meant for only uneducated voters in the country.


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