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The joint opposition said today they were completely against the monthly allowance of Rs.100,000 to be paid to MPs so that they could help their constituents.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have said in Parliament on Monday that the monthly allowance was being paid to enable MPs to give wedding gifts and make donations for funerals.

MP Bandula Gunawardane said this move was against the principles of Yahapalanaya.

“One of the main slogans of the government during the election was against the mega Cabinet of the Rajapaksa government and its excessive spending. The people elected this government expecting a change, but instead of any changes, this government is now paying extra allowances having ignored all its hyped up election propaganda. Is this how it is keeping its promises” the MP asked at a news conference. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Lanki Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:52 AM

    Lets wait and see if these JO jokers do not take this allowance!

    Wolfs Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:01 AM

    WOLFS IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

    SEAT WARMERS Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:05 AM

    I thought it was 25,000 for these fellows

    Nandanee Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:21 AM

    "I'm a big advocate of a work-for-pay setup rather than an allowance that isn't attached to chores - it's a great way to impart the value of money to your children. -- Suze Orman Susan Lynn "Suze" Orman (born June 5, 1951) is an American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker, and television host.

    ruwan Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:30 AM

    Just inform the Finance Minister with the list of names those who do not need these financial rewards. Then they will remove the names of the mention members. At least do it for 2-3 months. We knew these are slogans to cheat the poor people. We know how you earn during the last regime.

    Pf Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:40 AM

    Financial problems of government are well looked into and solved while having an unbearable Cabinet. Peoples' problems are going to dustbin.I s this we expected from this regime? via DM Android App

    sue Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:48 AM

    JP only opposes, but are they going to reject it? That's the question they must answer. So say it Man... Say you will not take the increase and then we might, just might believe you rogues of the former regime.

    Enough Enough Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:33 PM

    So it means Government should not increase JO salaries.. What they earned from previous MR's Regime more than enough

    Udayanga Wednesday, 30 November 2016 02:19 PM

    JO, please credit that allowance to the treasury account

    Alston Wednesday, 30 November 2016 02:32 PM

    The anger hatred and evil in human mind well exposed in Opposition via DM Android App

    Don Wednesday, 30 November 2016 05:52 AM

    At least people are not meeting an untimely death by this regime. Were greatful for not hearing news about them. via DM Android App

    sheriff Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:26 AM

    Yes All the money you robed with MR is enough, so don't be selfish lets others also loot the country

    DG Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:59 AM

    This allowance and Rs 2500 per sitting have been approved by the Cabinet as reported today then so called JO will do what?

    Jude Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:19 AM

    I know you made good money as a Tuition Master!!! Since you became a Politician how much wealth you have amazed!!???

    Arun Kumar Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:37 PM

    If you Regime leader MR give this allowances, all of your mouth will be shut off...its something like your Rs 2500 case... Now your guys are barking for every matter of yahapalanaya.... As a people like us we are totally fed of previous regime and present yahapalanaya... No body is keeping their promises... That's all people of this country can understand. we pay the tax , your guys enjoy it.

    chandra15 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:42 PM

    Good move by JO after all.

    dulan Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:31 AM

    He does not say they will not take this.

    Top Hat Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:33 AM

    But, they will also take it, No!!?

    SALARY HIKE Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:57 PM

    All this will get covered with the salary hike. The real proof is if the JO, had opposed ,and in future opposes, salary hikes, purchasing of high end vehicles etc for our elected servants., This amount is just peanuts . Please make a request that you'll will pay for your meals (in full) than being beggars at the Parliamentary Kade Shame

    Selvyn Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:59 PM

    Most of the JO members have successfully robbed and earned for generations and now as reformed politicians they are against corruption. via DM Android App

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:36 AM

    Our MP is always in the town bar with his gangsters doing nothing. Hereafter I am sure he will go to 3 star hotels.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:38 AM

    For sleeping MPs - why waste public money? Mr. Bandula is Mr. Bean is crazy?


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