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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila yesterday accused Speaker Karu Jayasuriya of altering the contents of the Hansard, which recorded what has happened in parliament chamber during the no-confidence motion debate on November 14.

Minister Gammanpila said there were changes between the unedited copy of November 14 Hansard which he recently obtained and the official copy issued on November 23.

“According to the video footage of the November 14 parliament session, the Speaker says he would take up the vote by voice. He says there is no majority for the new government. In his words, the speaker says “there is no majority for that”. The unedited version of Hansard include all these quotations. However, the copy issued later on includes the altered phrase "There is no majority for that, for them" and also a newly added phrase called "the motion is carried". Therefore, Speaker has altered the Hansard in favour of the UNP," he told a news briefing.

He said the act of forging documents is a punishable offence which amounts to an imprisonment up to three years. “We expect to lodge a complaint to the Fraud Investigation Bureau on Tuesday over this,” he said.

Meanwhile, the minister said the Supreme Court has not made a decision to give an order on the parliament dissolution case on December 7 as claimed by many. He said the case would be heard on December 4,5 and 6.

“Therefore, a stay order was issued till 7th. The date of the ruling would be announced on the evening of 6th. It could be 7th, 10th or any other day," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 9

  • ConcernedCitizen Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:44 AM

    Why are you'll taking my beloved nation for ride. How can you'll sleep at night ? Lankans are soft hearted that is why you are utilising their good for your bad.

    Dilan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:24 AM

    Nonsense. Lankans are not soft-hearted. Millions of Lankans did not shed a tear when thousands of their 'own citizens' were massacred.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:54 AM

    You are also accused for SO many things NOT only here but also in AUSTRALIA .

    DJ Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:05 AM

    How do you'll ever know what was said proper cause the Govt., acted in a disruptive manner. Furthermore the entire public knows what a good liar you are

    Zub Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:19 AM

    This fellow is an accused in a fraud case and now he's accusing someone else. Bloody liar keep your foul mouth shut

    dayan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:31 PM

    We can not go to the parliament to go against the speaker. If he has done wrong bring a resolution in the parliament to remove him. Do not bark.

    Raven Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:32 PM

    Of course, he is an expert at altering and copying signatures!!!

    GH Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:54 PM

    Honored sir, thanks a lot for the revelation. You are a deserved personality to enter the Parliament sir.

    Don Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:15 PM

    This fraudster, who betrayed a wealthy businessman now talking saint.

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