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Opposition MP S.M. Chandrasena yesterday requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to reconsider a decision to take legal action against MPs who are accused of behaving in an unruly manner in parliament in November last year.

The report of the committee appointed to look into the unruly incidents that took place in the House on November 15, 16 and 17, 2018 had found several MPs-both opposition and government-responsible for the incidents.

Addressing a news briefing at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) office, MP Chandrasena said the Speaker was wrong for attempting to take legal action against their MPs.

“We saw how the Speaker himself behaved when these incidents were taking place, violating parliamentary traditions as well as the constitution. We heard that our names are also among the list of wrongdoers. The Speaker should look at what takes place in parliaments in other countries as well. In Brazil, MPs once smashed heads but no one was taken to court. Such incidents had occurred in our old parliament too. It is not like we attacked each other with chairs. Therefore, taking these aspects into consideration, we request the Speaker to consider if its justifiable to take our MPs to court,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • NIMAL Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:45 PM

    WHY RELUCTANT TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH AND IT WILL BE A LESSON FOR FUTURE TOO.

    ConcernedCitizen Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:00 PM

    Why are you'll panicking? You guys should be imprisoned for attacking the police and also injuring them ! period. May justice prevail ... will it?

    persona Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:19 PM

    What a useless argument. Please try to look for some good manners or legislature to put into practice in our country. How these nuts can rule our country.

    obrien christie Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:23 PM

    What if there was no police protection for the speaker.

    obrien christie Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:24 PM

    what , if there was no police protection for the speaker.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:37 PM

    Law must be fare to all. Most of members addicted to drugs.

    Borat Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:24 PM

    What are all of you untouchables? Bunch of losers need to be locked up and key thrown away

    parakum Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:49 PM

    Law makers must set an example for the people. Hash punishments to be imposed like denial of CIVIC rights.

    gemba Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:06 PM

    Pathetic, brainless statement....

    Samson Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:08 PM

    Law makers must be above board. We do not require hooligans to use thuggery in parliament or anywhere else. These guys must be subject to lws of the country.

    S.Sivarajah Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:35 PM

    Property damage and, the ones who were elected to be an example displayed their standards of their values and behaviour. These standards they displayed need be considered and judged by the same ones appointed and accepted by those who voted for them in the first place. If they cannot defend their behavior then they get treated just like anyone else

    daya ranaweera Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:41 PM

    Hon speaker is right. All the people should be same under the law. Being someone is a parliamentarian he has no right to go against the law , ethics and our culture.


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