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12 November 2012 06:50 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has requested all parliamentarians not to bring mobile phones to the parliament chamber as it was unpleasant.

The Speaker made this announcement before the budget debate was started today.

  Comments - 19

  • GameKolla Monday, 12 November 2012 11:00 AM

    There should be body check also.....may be some of them under the influence of drugs/liquor .. as the way they behave in the parliament.

    Hong Kong John Tuesday, 13 November 2012 05:03 AM

    Maybe they receive text messages telling how to vote. Without their mobile phones they will be leaderless.

    Curious Monday, 12 November 2012 06:04 PM

    Exactly and it will be more effective.

    Peace Maker Monday, 12 November 2012 05:30 PM

    This shud have been long tym back... at least now...

    Hussain Monday, 12 November 2012 05:10 PM

    Why not request them to switch all mobile phones when entering parliament as done in most other countries, when entering public places like a theater or parliament.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 12 November 2012 04:58 PM

    MPs keep their mobiles in pockets,STF can check only behinds.

    MagodisThuma Monday, 12 November 2012 12:55 PM

    Weerawansa has two !

    ANTON Monday, 12 November 2012 12:45 PM


    Aney Machang Monday, 12 November 2012 11:38 AM

    Mr.Speaker, please also instal a lie detector inside the chamber.

    Dismanirie Monday, 12 November 2012 11:16 AM

    Install a signal blocker and switch it on during speeches and votes.

    jana Monday, 12 November 2012 07:49 AM

    Why don't speaker ask the help of STF to search for mobiles in partliment?

    sahdi Monday, 12 November 2012 10:56 AM


    sunnyboy Monday, 12 November 2012 10:50 AM

    ha ha ha the parliament is only the place where all the SL politicians get to be kids

    ANTON Monday, 12 November 2012 10:44 AM

    Parliaments days will be the most peaceful and fearless days in srilanka.

    Bagalawathie Monday, 12 November 2012 10:08 AM

    That will be the day. It will never work.

    Poet Monday, 12 November 2012 09:05 AM

    This is a very good move I saw with my owner eyes last week Ravi k fiddling. With his phone during budge speech - may be it was boring but then he should have it . I saw this on sirasa. Where are manners ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 12 November 2012 08:54 AM

    Will the MPs also start rioting just like the prisoners if the Sergeant At Arms decides to check for hidden mobile phones!

    dachee Monday, 12 November 2012 08:47 AM

    Jana.. don't get wires crossed

    Most Wanted Monday, 12 November 2012 08:11 AM

    No incoming with outgoing......

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