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Ratnapura district Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Premalal Jayasekara alias “Choka Malli” took oaths as a Member of Parliament amidst protest of the Opposition MPs today.

The MPs of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) had walked out of parliament chamber in protest against Jayasekara taking oaths as an MP.

MP Jayasekara, who was sentenced to death over a shooting incident in 2015, was escorted to parliament by prison officials to attend the sittings scheduled at 1pm today.

The Court of Appeal yesterday issued an interim order on the Prison Commissioner and on the Superintendent of Welikada Prison to produce MP Jayasekara for Parliamentary sessions.

Mr. Jayasekera and two others were convicted by the Ratnapura High Court for shooting to death a person while injuring two others during the 2015 Presidential Election campaign.

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  • Ll Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:25 PM

    SO IN ALL SRILANKAN CITIZENS ARE UNEDUCATED PEOPLE. BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARE SELECTED FROM PRISON. ALL PARENTS PLEASE EDUCATE THE YOUR CHILDREN FOR FUTURE BECOME A PARLIAMENT MEMBER. TKS.

    Sambo Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:29 PM

    What a black day in the history of parliament for a member sentenced to death to be in parliament. Has our parliament gone down to such a degree. We are ashamed to call our selves Sri Lankan's any more.

    pradeep Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:20 PM

    of course,

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:34 PM

    What does a person sentenced to death have to look for in Parliament?

    gamaathi Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:27 PM

    to represent prisoners.

    Jayantha Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:00 PM

    I am disgusted.

    Anton Somarathne Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:22 PM

    a land like no other. add an amendment to strip criminals of their civic rights now thats a worthy amendment

    Dayawathie Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:34 PM

    What a disgrace but the worst part is that he got about 100,000 preference votes. That means there are lot of stupid people in this country.

    Saseed Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:40 PM

    So embarrassing, this is stupidity. Must be nuts to elect such MP.

    varuna Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:40 PM

    People, don't complain! This is what the people of Sri Lanka wanted by giving Rajapakses a 2/3rds majority!!!

    lonpol Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:46 PM

    The only country in the world that allowed murderer, rapers, thugs etc. morons to enter into parliament. These thugs should hang or stoned front of the public like saudi.

    Mubarack M Haniffa Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:47 PM

    This clan politics is a shame to all Sri Lankans.

    Dhaya Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:53 PM

    Level of our Politicians, sorry.com Sri Lanka.

    siva soma Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:56 PM

    I'm not conversant with the law.From what I know one is innocent till proven guilty.Here he is proven guilty,and he is guilty till he proves innocence. So lawyers please clarify whether he can be present in parliament.

    nilmini Tuesday, 08 September 2020 02:11 PM

    he deserves a ministerial post too

    Subash de Silva Tuesday, 08 September 2020 02:24 PM

    What is the state of our parliament. Is it the latest meeting place for criminals?

    Anthony Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:12 PM

    Birds of a feather Flock together. Rouges, Murderers, Drug dealers, can go on and on. What a shame. Where are you President? ?????shame on you.

    janaka Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:12 PM

    Minister for Prison in charge

    june macapagal Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:13 PM

    They want all the criminals to sit in parliament and these criminals can teach the others how to get involved in criminal activities

    Sunil Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:16 PM

    Parliment has gone to Dogs era. Any bright future Lanka?

    Priyantha Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:27 PM

    Simply a murderer going to represent people, going to handle our hard-earned money, make decisions for the country on behalf of me..! Simply Disgusting...

    Anthony Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:33 PM

    its a dangerous move, his convicted for murder, now he wont care, he could kill anyone parliament.

    BE FAIR Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:34 PM

    I suggest he be given the Portfolio too

    REEZ Tuesday, 08 September 2020 04:01 PM

    Finally, a minister to represent thugs.

    Buffalo Tuesday, 08 September 2020 05:28 PM

    Thug Life

    Nevil Wijesinghe Tuesday, 08 September 2020 05:48 PM

    Need to remove the "Democratic" part form our country name - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Democracies don't select convicted murders as parliament law makers.

    sick sick sick Tuesday, 08 September 2020 05:54 PM

    How about giving a presidential pardon to all the criminals in prison and release them. Very soon the murderer of BLP too will be released.

    LankanLover Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:30 PM

    Well this is just the beginning, we got lot more to witness, Wait and see :)

    Denzil Fernando Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:31 PM

    Good for the Rajapakses. I am sure they will get some fellows who are not to their liking bumped off. Parliamentarians stay vigil.

    sinnan Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:53 PM

    He should be the Prime minister of sorry Lanka

    Chris Tuesday, 08 September 2020 08:24 PM

    I thought Gotta was different to MR. But it did not take long to prove me wrong. Just like st faith in Gota, the courts, parliament and in SL

    Neil Wednesday, 09 September 2020 02:51 AM

    This has become a breaking news in world media that a convicted murderer on death row in Sri Lanka enters parliament. What a shame!

    Rana Wikka Wednesday, 09 September 2020 09:07 AM

    Very soon Duminda will be in the parliament!


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