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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)


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  • Patta Pal Friday, 09 December 2011 06:02 AM

    On this procedural point I believe the speaker is correct. Mr Ravi K you really should have been in the house as you were on the list to speak, and give vent to the feelings of the opposition on the governments action on the particular ministry you were supposed to speak on.

    I know it is hard to be on time, but if you are scheduled to speak as the people's representative in parliament please make an extra effort, as it is the people of this country you are kidding and no one else.

    Take it straight up, there are no ifs and buts.

    kondebendapucheena Friday, 09 December 2011 06:07 AM

    We had some other work,Then Mr.Ravi do all the other work all the time lets someone else appoint for Parliament,Come on wake up for god sake,,,,I wonder what is going on with UNPers these days

    The Australian Friday, 09 December 2011 06:32 AM

    He will never admit his mistakes. Everything he did as a minister was against the interest of Sri Lankan public

    Commonwealth Friday, 09 December 2011 07:11 AM

    The. Speaker is spot on. what ever say's I kind of like him he seems to be dealing both sides equally.

    Dutugemunu1 Friday, 09 December 2011 07:36 AM

    UNP lost because of his actions .mainly privatization of CWE

    AUJ Friday, 09 December 2011 09:16 AM

    Be logical Mr.Karunanayaka, you propose a cut on a particular minister's vote and you expect the Govt to carry on the debate on the cutting of the vote?Are you really in your senses?

    Nodrog Friday, 09 December 2011 09:18 AM

    That will be the when any MP, Govt or Opposition, will admit they are wrong.

    Leon Jayatunge Friday, 09 December 2011 09:29 AM

    First correct yourself before talking to others.

    t.singingfisher Friday, 09 December 2011 10:29 AM

    What the speaker said is entirely correct

    Mervyn Friday, 09 December 2011 11:38 AM

    These behaviors of some parliamentarians bring shame even to DONKEYS

    nena Friday, 09 December 2011 06:28 PM

    Yeah. Now everything is nationalized. hi hi

    Senasuru Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:13 AM

    Mr Speaker ......
    Did you mean any particular brother of you or all the ppl with your surname in parliament (except Wijedasa R) ..... LOL

    Senath Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:34 AM

    The senior Rajapakse is more and more in the news now , any thing special going on?

    Pal Saturday, 10 December 2011 02:30 AM

    Without ifs and buts, why doesn't the doctors heal themselves so we can be in good health?.


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