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Fifty Eight MPs are to hand over petitions to the President and the Prime Minister asking them to remove Nimal Bopage, the Secretary to the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media from his post with immediate effect.

This development comes after Mr. Bopage said he would not sign the agreement to provide 58 MPs with new vehicles.

A government source said the MPs were of the opinion that Mr. Bopage should be removed from his post as he had worked against the Cabinet which had approved the proposal to provide the vehicles.

"The MPs are of the opinion that that Mr. Bopage should not be kept in his post any longer as he has challenged the government several times," the source said.

The MPs have asked why the secretary is preventing the acquisition of the vehicles when machinery is being put in place under which the government will become the owner of the vehicles. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Sathees Thursday, 22 December 2016 08:56 AM

    20 Million people are asking Nimal Bopage to stay put!

    Madiya Thursday, 22 December 2016 08:59 AM

    Please name this patriotic MPs so that we can avoid voting the them and their party. It wont be long the President kicks these fellows out and form a new government.

    nscryan Thursday, 22 December 2016 09:06 AM

    look how wonderful the change comes with YAHAPALANE!

    Perumal Thursday, 22 December 2016 09:21 AM

    This 58 includes Ranjan Ramanayake too?

    Ranga Thursday, 22 December 2016 09:57 AM

    these days all I hear everyday is government scams only old government at least there were some developments this guys are fighting for money while some ministers lootingpublish money as wholesale (general warehouse) via DM Android App

    lkboy Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:17 AM

    please name the MPs.

    Kaboos Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:22 AM

    Mr Nimal Bopage has not right to talk to media about cabinet decision. Whether right or wrong he has to obey the cabinet decision but he would have explain the consequences by doing so instead looking for cheap popularity.

    raj Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:33 AM

    And I thought we voted for good governance...from familypalanaya to yahapalanaya...just the names change nothing else does

    Jayantha Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:46 AM

    Please allow public in line with right for information act to publish list of the 58 MPs so that the public can decide thei fate at the next election.

    Bala Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:55 AM

    Very very unlikely. He will stick by his word.

    Sofia Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:59 AM

    So odds are against Bopage at 58 against him to 1 for himself. But the public vote is 20 million for him. I hope the President will keep to his big talk and orations and not take action but really pull up the MPs. It is only a hope !!

    Anja Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:12 AM

    Mr Bopage sir you are a hero.Please mention 58 names so that we can take the broom as they are begin votes next time via DM Android App

    samantha Friday, 23 December 2016 11:13 AM

    Rest o the country want Nimal bopage In.

    fortress Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:07 PM

    we want the 58 MPs out

    Sarcasm Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:12 PM

    We want these 58 jokers out of Parliament via DM Android App

    Dammika Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:40 PM

    only the name is changed to Yahapalanaya but the crooks are the same. This is the situation of our country and see how they eradicate corruption. Officials who are working according to the law of the land are thrown out by the same so called yahpalana members.May the Triple Gem save our country

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:50 PM

    yes 20 million minus 58

    Sajehan Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:16 PM

    I voted for the President n Prime ministerNot for public servents who were silent when the country was looted by the Rajapakses.Where was this Hero at that time?

    Sincere Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:30 PM

    But still the country wants you in Mr. Bopage. After all it is the people who appointed them MP's. So the verdict of people are more valuable than those MP's.

    Sincere Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:32 PM

    He is the only one we respect as an MP!

    Sincere Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:32 PM

    Today I deeply regret my vote for the Yahapaalanaya!

    Chams Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:33 PM

    According to MPs, Secretary should be removed because he did not sign illegal papers to given MPs vehicles!Hilarious!Where is our president, is he silent as usual?

    ananda Thursday, 22 December 2016 02:02 PM

    He should be removed forthwith as he has no mandate to challenge the cabinet decisions as a public servant. via DM Android App

    justicia Thursday, 22 December 2016 02:11 PM

    "58 MPs want Nimal Bopage out" - A normal reaction one expects from these imbeciles who waste taxpayers money.

    raj Thursday, 22 December 2016 02:27 PM

    where there anu democracy during the previous regime? The hero would have been a zero under the previous government if he opened his mouth against them

    ravin Thursday, 22 December 2016 03:10 PM

    Let all public servants to act according to acceptable law of the country. Do not bow down down to uneducated grade 8 passed thieves.

    concern Thursday, 22 December 2016 04:11 PM

    Even if you know the names they will be protected by the others, !

    daya weerasinghe Thursday, 22 December 2016 04:41 PM

    58 corrupt politicians.....!

    Mandy Thursday, 22 December 2016 04:46 PM

    This attitude of yahapalanaya begs the question as to why public servants are charged in courts recently for some actions of theirs under previous government, when they were forced to sign or resign or even "??" who knows. Hope judiciary considers this situation.

    nimal Thursday, 22 December 2016 05:24 PM

    RM too had sold his car permit before

    Sarath Thursday, 22 December 2016 06:50 PM

    Civil society should make a petition to get signatures of citizens to defeat these 58 MPs proposal

    Chris Friday, 23 December 2016 02:43 AM

    Mr President,we appointed you with lot of hopes for a just society.You still claim that you are serious about it.Show your justice in this case.Dont listen to these 58 MPsAs they are not interested about the welfare if the people.Take a dimple survey and am sure more than 15 million will want Mr Bopage to stay.


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