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Joint opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday said that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed him last morning that the debate on the Meethotamulla mishap will probably not be taken up in Parliament on Monday (24).

The MP told Daily Mirror, the debate will most probably be postponed owing to Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India next week.“Most of the ministers who should take part in the debate are scheduled to accompany the Prime Minister on his visit to India,” he said.

However, he said they would request the Speaker to set another date for the debate, with the most likely date being May 3, the day the regular parliamentary sessions begin after the New Year break.

During the the time Parliament is on a break, the Speaker has no authority to convene Parliament. The sessions could however be convened after getting the permission of the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on Thursday agreed to the request made by the JO for a Parliamentary debate on the Meethotamulla garbage dump mishap.

According to Indian media, the Premier is scheduled to visit India on April 25 to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka that was scheduled to take place next month. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • rosebud Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:43 PM

    Dont waste time debating by a bunch of fools in parliamentJust ask the experts to solve the problemAnd put the bribe takers behind bars via DM Android App

    concerned Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:58 AM

    Appoint a Cabinet Minister of Garbage Disposal!!!!!!

    Kadiya Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:12 AM

    Good for the JO; they have more time to gather quality 'mud' to throw out at the govt!!!

    C2H4 Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:18 AM

    The Meethotamulla dump has been declared unsafe due to the buildup of Methane gas. It could explode anytime. There is no time for talk and demos. We have to act fast. This is the poor administration of the county after the British left. The next will be Colombo's sewer. Colombo my be on top of an exploding time bomb.

    ceylon Saturday, 22 April 2017 01:43 PM

    debating about garbage by garbage people in patliment.funny lanka. via DM Android App

    karthik Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:39 PM

    Don't waste time in debating about what already happened but all politicians and parties must get to gether and focuss your attention to find a lsting solution to this garbage issue.

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:43 PM

    Sky will fall down if debate take place. Both are parties to tragedy and will quietly keep quiet. It's our beloved country's curse that it has inherited such low class politicians God Bless our country

    Sri wickrema Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:07 PM

    This Boralugoda Dinesh is one of the politicians responsible for sabotaging Karu Jayasuriya's master plan for recycling Colombo garbage in 1999. Let us see what he has to say in the debate.

    DJ Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:04 PM

    Dear Dinesh, you have lost your credibility as a politician. No one will bother listening to you even if your right. Integrity once lost is hard to gain

    Park Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:51 PM

    Every day stupid JO members are coming up with various reasons not to allow the proper functioning of the Parliament. The error was done by the Speaker who recognized JO as a separate group within the opposition. This has to be rectified and there can be only one opposition in the Parliament and JO is not the opposition only a part of the opposition and should not be recognized separately.

    Shelly. Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:51 PM

    What debate Dinesh wishes to take 1st. Ratupassala..Katunayake ..Chilaw.....Trinco...Meetotatamulla.. via DM Android App


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