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Parliament today approved three months leave for Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne and UPFA MP Duminda Silva with effect from December 22.

Parliament has approved leave for MP Duminda Silva continuously since he is seeking treatment for his injuries at a hospital in Singapore.  An MP should obtain parliamentary approval to be absent for more than three months. In case, such approval is not granted, an MP will lose his seat after the lapse of three months.

Last week, the Prime Minister returned to the Country from a US hospital.

  Comments - 37

  • C. Seneveratne Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:18 AM

    The majority in parliament is been used to suppress justice all the time.
    Remember very puppy has is day.

    Sareek Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:22 AM

    Give both permanant leave

    Gampola People Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:24 AM

    Send them for home for good we dont need thugs and wasting of public being on the top seats

    RoshanHAN Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:31 AM


    Prakash Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:35 AM

    It is you Sri Lankans that keep voting them in

    Kautilya Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:40 AM

    What waste of tax payers money and no end for this hullabaloos.

    Spencer 45 Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:45 AM

    Well . . . . until these guys die they will have to be a MP . . . . .Long live both . . .

    Jay Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:46 AM

    who cares

    mirror Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:50 AM

    incl. maharaja?

    mirror Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:50 AM

    Gog's goggle dramo continues... until natural termination

    DHA Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:12 AM

    in normal offices when someone does a small mistake he's either sent on no pay leave or kicked out but in this office they are treated like kings.......

    Kay Parker Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:48 AM

    yes these two still don't remember anything ............

    Rani Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:01 AM

    Hey I feel sorry for our Srilankan people specially poor people who vote for these power hungry thugs they enjoy their life with our hard earned and tax payers money. They come and plead
    for votes and saying we'll DO this and that when they come to power but all we can see is their popping up tummies just like they are pregnant .PM just returned from USA and wanted his son to be in the Parliment This is like Russia and China red is domineering. from father to this the DEMOCRATIC WAY IN sRILANKA ?

    rambari Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:06 AM

    Duminda has lost his memory. And the PM apparently suffered a stroke. What use are they in parliament anymore?

    Nadi Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:07 AM

    I hope they get better soon - but their careers are over, they are costing the taxpayer millions and we are getting nothing from them.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 05 December 2012 01:04 PM

    In any organization - public or private - there is a limit to paid sick leave, casual leave and annual leave one is entitled to. But in the case of Parliamentarians, there does not seem to be any limit to their absence and everything is paid for. Shows the difference between treatment for hard-working and hardly working.

    Prasanna Wednesday, 05 December 2012 01:19 PM

    This is the Story of Ali Baba and 400 thieves,wonder of Asia.

    Leel Wednesday, 05 December 2012 02:01 PM

    SL voters deserve leaders like them

    Tony Montana Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:17 PM

    I have never heard these two policians doing somethings or anythings for the country useless sick peasents let them stay home without paid.

    Tony Montana Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:53 AM

    Prime minister is a puppet.only cost taxpayers money.

    Achari Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:32 AM

    Niwan suwayama dunnanam hari. without eating our money.

    momentous Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:00 AM

    we need to do Neuro surgery for the whole legislative branch via DM Android App

    hunek Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:40 AM

    Yes.. accepted!
    After re-assume duties, Duminda may appoint as a ...................

    Lobo Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:36 AM

    Its not like we cannot manage without these guys so why waste money to maintain them. With all due respect, please send them home and save taxpayers money.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:39 AM

    The country has not missed anything with these two not being here which shows we don't need them. Stop wasting taxpayers $$$ and retire them.

    Hardball Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:43 AM

    There should be a new category of leave for MPs who do not have a brain. That would make things easy.

    Hardball Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:48 AM

    Joining the Green revolution?

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:50 AM

    Aiyo Money!

    ANTON Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:27 AM


    PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:56 AM

    Grant all of them leave. Country will go on without them.

    meenavan Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:28 AM

    How much foreign exchange spent on their medical expenses,,,,? may be help to built some more houses to the war victims....

    Gundappa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:32 AM

    How on earth do they serve their constituents when they are on leave.

    But no worry however, their own selves will be served, with an extra large spoon.

    I think the crown prince in waiting l is more powerful than the Prime Minister.

    All the UFPA members are rugs over which the mighty R's tread

    Game Kolla Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:33 AM

    Don't blame those politicians..but blame those people who voted for them.

    Ranil Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:39 AM

    Is it paid or unpaid leave? Neither of them are of any value to people, should terminate them

    Sandu Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:47 AM

    Who cares whether citizens have money to buy the bread or not. as long as politics can fill their pockets.

    hkshewahewa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:50 AM


    Fazal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:56 AM

    Yes indeed, people deserve to reap what they sow. All things are happening now. No one dare talks openly.

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