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Minister and Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardane said today a motion on financial matters should be approved by the cabinet before presenting it in parliament according to section (152) of the constitution and said such a motion should be presented in the House only by a minister.

He told a news conference held at the parliament complex that there were no provisions for an opposition MP to present a motion to curtail expenditure of the Prime Minister in the house.

He said there was a case being heard in courts against the Prime minister and the government and thus there were no provisions to debate a motion being heard in courts either.

He said the Speaker had violated decisions of his Predecessor that matters being heard in courts could not be taken up for debate in the House.

Minister Gunawardane said the Speaker had violated the Constitution and Standing Orders by including a matter being taken up in courts in the order book for debate.

He said convening of Parliament yesterday was illegal and unconstitutional and added that they requested the Speaker to act according to the Constitution and Standing Orders.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


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  Comments - 11

  • Perumal Friday, 30 November 2018 08:06 AM

    The jackal of Boralugoda

    cheers Friday, 30 November 2018 08:09 AM

    Arrest the speaker for the violations so far and he is trying to stay in power

    PC Friday, 30 November 2018 08:33 AM

    This idiot lives in a dreamworld!

    damien Friday, 30 November 2018 08:43 AM

    What is the easiest way to become a legal expert in Sri Lanka? Be an MP of a so-called government that has No Parliamentary majority

    Palli Kanda Friday, 30 November 2018 08:56 AM

    Your dopey arrogant loser - come to the Parliament, debate and get approval. MR is providing you with all this advise to you behind the scenes and you goons honour him. Just retire from politics once and for all.

    lkboy Friday, 30 November 2018 09:07 AM

    This guy surely hasn't read article 152 properly.

    Janaka from Matara Friday, 30 November 2018 10:36 AM

    I am no lawyer. But thankfully I can read. According to 152: Unless the Cabinet approves, a motion cannot be introduced in the Parliament to do the following; (1) disposal of, or the imposition of charges on the funds of the Republic. (2) the imposition of any tax or the repeal, augmentation or reduction of any tax.

    Redflame Friday, 30 November 2018 09:07 AM

    Political dustbin is the right place for you all. The short-cut to power has put you all there.

    sigiriya Friday, 30 November 2018 09:08 AM

    You are a law abiding, rule abiding thorough-bred gentleman!Ha Ha

    Citizen Friday, 30 November 2018 09:12 AM

    Thuttu dekke minister. Seasoned opportunist and has no qualities of his old man but just a power greedy idiot. He must be the leader at his house but not in parliament.

    CITIZEN Friday, 30 November 2018 11:00 AM

    All you know is to split hair and bark on some stupid point. Now the die is cast! So, all what you have to do is to wrap up your rogue govt. and get out!!

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