Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today advised UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake to admit his mistakes and correct himself accordingly.
The Speaker made this remark when Mr. Karunanayake tried to fault the government for the abrupt end of parliamentary proceedings at 2.35 pm on Thursday due to the absence of the two UNP MPs listed to participate in the debate. Mr. Karunanayake was one of them.
“Parliamentary proceedings were supposed to go on till 6.00pm. We had some other work. There were government members listed to speak. They should have taken up the debate instead of terminating it due to our absence. Hereafter, we will also not co-operate if the government treats us in this manner,” Mr. Karunanayake said.
“If he is absent, we will move to the next person. Once the entire list is exhausted, the proceedings will end. That is the procedure. Please admit you mistakes and correct yourself,” the Speaker said. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)