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Ban MPs from going live on Facebook: Namal requests Speaker

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While denouncing the unparliamentary language used by some members of parliament in the House, Minister Namal Rajapaksa today requested the Speaker to prevent MPs from telecasting incidents in the House live on social media platforms.

He told parliament that members of parliament whether they are senior or junior should maintain self-discipline.

“What matters is the conduct and language used in the House. Seniority of the MP does not matter if he or she uses unparliamentary language,” he said referring to the uproar in Parliament on Wednesday.

The Minister said it was a serious issue for both Government and opposition MPs to telecast proceedings of the House live on Facebook and added that there was no use banning the media from telecasting proceedings of the House live if proceedings are telecast live on Facebook.

He said while adhering to laws and Standing Orders in the House, loopholes in the technology where MPs can creep through should also be prevented.

The Minister said MPs’ fighting in the chamber or at the entrance to the Parliament cannot be approved at any cost.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Sunil Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:14 PM

    Are you afraid of people getting to know the conduct of your party men inside the parliament?

    Disillusioned Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:19 PM

    A lot of people are suffering. No income, food, good homes, good health, vaccines, electricity, education, hope, joy...... For God sake!!!!

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:21 PM

    Better still learn to behave. Going live should not be stopped as we then do not see how these MPs behave.

    Am-Pee Thursday, 22 April 2021 07:06 PM

    Ban all mps talking!!

    Ahmed Thursday, 22 April 2021 07:15 PM

    he is afraid that people will know the truth

    ranjit Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:31 PM

    Are we following China by banning facebook etc

    nimal silva Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:48 PM

    lock all MPs then your family of Kings can do what you want

    vithura Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:48 PM

    So much for transparency, what a joke!

    Hassanda Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:06 PM

    Hey Man you forgot Pohottuwa goons threw Chilli powder and broke all chairs in the Parliament Every action has a equal reaction

    Buddhist Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:11 PM

    Its SLPP MPs who during the 52 day coup started to attack the Speaker and the Police. Unless and until those who took part in this activity are taken before the courts, there is no point in Namal trying to be a saint.

    VJ Thursday, 22 April 2021 11:02 PM

    Transparency is a must, you MPs were elected by the people to serve the people. The people need to know how you MPs are performing.

    GGT Thursday, 22 April 2021 11:20 PM

    Out of GRUDGE the KNOWN ONE AND ONLY DEAD PART (UNP) members behave such a mean way. They are no longer deserve to enter Parliament.

    Mohan Friday, 23 April 2021 01:00 AM

    What were you doing when your puppies were throwing chilly powder

    Damian Friday, 23 April 2021 01:12 AM

    Very soon people will wake up and put all the clowns in their rightful place Everyone knows about the bunch crooks and disgusting criminals in parliament nothing to hide anymore

    Herman Perera Friday, 23 April 2021 02:19 AM

    He must be taking Instructions from CHINA.

    Siri Friday, 23 April 2021 03:55 AM

    When MPs are paid by people, why should they be deprived of watching their employees at work and how they conduct themselves? Your suggestion is unlawful.

    Siripala Friday, 23 April 2021 04:48 AM

    Baba - Afraid of exposing the reality. Mind your own business baba.

    Sam Friday, 23 April 2021 05:50 AM

    No wonder your party boys were totally against RW releasing Tabs to schools island wide for education.

    Raam Friday, 23 April 2021 06:15 AM

    Why..? They are our representatives. Aren't they?

    Shelly Friday, 23 April 2021 06:21 AM

    Public has a right to know what’s going on in Parliament, we are the people who sent you there.

    Andrew Silva Friday, 23 April 2021 07:41 AM

    This is the new trend of Rajapaksha's Ban! Ban! Ban! end up with Bang! Bang! Bang!

    Sambo Friday, 23 April 2021 08:14 AM

    I see almost daily that there only a few members attending parliament. So why don't you keep parliament sessions to 3 to 4 days a week which will save millions of rupees. We as public are shocked as to what they speak. Nothing concerning the need of the day, peoples need,law and order, development of villages but talk crap.

    Samson Friday, 23 April 2021 08:20 AM

    Proceedings must be available on TV. We have every right to know what the people we elect do in and out of the house. They are paid by us.

    mnmsart Friday, 23 April 2021 09:37 AM

    behave properly, so no need to ban

    Anthony. R Friday, 23 April 2021 05:49 PM

    Why Ban, this is our Parliment, it's a very well Known behaviour seen many times over. Even very senior veteran parliamentarians have behaved even worse using bad language, so it's followed up by the Young ones. Aney Bang !! Ban , this is SriLanka not China


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