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7 June 2012 02:56 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today warned he would send United National Party (UNP) deputy leader Sajith Premadasa out of the chamber of Parliament if he did not adhere to the ruling given by him.

It happened after Mr. Premadasa asked a question about the wild  elephant population when United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP A.H.M Azwer raising a point of order said Mr. Premadasa had asked a similar question on the same subject one month ago.

“According to Standing Orders, an identical question cannot be raised on two occasions,” the Speaker said.

He said he would give his ruling after checking the two questions and until such time Mr. Premadasa would not be allowed to ask this question.
The Speaker reprimanded Mr. Premadasa when he attempted to make some comments despite the Speaker saying no.
“I will send you out. There cannot be separate rules for you,” he said.

However, a little later the Speaker, allowed Mr. Premadasa to ask his question. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • fazal Friday, 08 June 2012 06:02 AM

    So in the end sajith got the chance tpo make his question, so sajith the MAN,

    Binacooler Saturday, 09 June 2012 07:24 AM

    This is our Parliament @Achcharu, so Opposition MPs not allowed to ask questions again, but the ruling party can speak all the worst languages they know...

    Ajith Friday, 08 June 2012 06:37 AM

    Sajith does even listen to his own leader......

    Achcharu Friday, 08 June 2012 12:50 PM

    So where does the same Speaker sit when Minister Pof Mervin opens his foul mouth?? And Why is the question not relvent to be asked again, if the same problem exists in the System??

    King Kong Friday, 08 June 2012 08:17 AM

    I agree with you.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 08 June 2012 03:06 AM

    It is high time anyway

    hackmon aiyya Thursday, 07 June 2012 03:33 PM

    Well done.

    sena Thursday, 07 June 2012 03:40 PM

    Wow what law abiding, orderly, well behaved bunch

    Ami Friday, 08 June 2012 02:43 PM

    If the MP was not given an answer at the 1st instance, what must he do ? This is indeed a parliament of Banana Republic !

    senthil Friday, 08 June 2012 05:25 AM

    and this chap aspires to be the leader of the country

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