Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) yesterday urged the government to postpone the debate on the controversial Port City Economic Commission Bill and other political activities and give priority to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.
SJB MP Harshana Rajakaruna who made this request on behalf of his party at a press conference urged the government to postpone the debate and to listen to the health experts who had recommended a countrywide lockdown.
“We would request the government to postpone the debate on the Port City Commission Bill and take it up later after entertaining the ideas of the opposition on the proposed legislation. As we understand, House sessions have been confined to two days this week namely Tuesday and Wednesday. We wonder whether COVID is only spread on Thursdays and Fridays,” the MP said.
“We also urge the government to go for a countrywide lockdown as recommended by the health authorities. As we understand the health authorities have recommended a lockdown and the political leadership has dismissed it. Don’t think of economic development alone, people have to stay alive for an economy to keep going,” he added.
Also, the SJB MP said the government should focus on enhancing facilities in hospitals and see that vaccines are available. (Yohan Perera)
Ralston Monday, 03 May 2021 06:31 AM
Controlling the 225 ponnayas in parliament should be given top priority.
RoaringCreek Monday, 03 May 2021 06:34 AM
This is another guy in the SJB that knows nothing. I have observed this at TV debates and talk shows. He is in parliament on his late fathers gas, not due to politics maturity.
Milinda Monday, 03 May 2021 07:28 AM
Where were you jonnies all this time. Always making negative statements and deceived the General public and sabotaged the government efforts. Now you jokers have got panicky and talking peace. Remember that their will be no health authorities to treat you unscrupulous useless politicians like you guys to treat if infected with Covid. Priority will be given to the general public over you politicians.
Sokrates Monday, 03 May 2021 08:03 AM
The problem are not the SJB members but the ruling Mafia Clan under the felon Gota. These criminals ignoring health experts and doing business as usual. For these crooks a human life has no value. Just as a captain is the last to leave a sinking ship, so Gota should have been the last to be vaccinated. But this man doesn't even know the word honour.
Joshua Monday, 03 May 2021 08:30 AM
is that so....what a great innovative idea from one of the 225 asses we have in that house at Diyawanna.
Grow up man! Monday, 03 May 2021 08:33 AM
Why, do you see anything else happening around these days except giving priority to the prevailing pandemic situation? Don't criticise everything just because you are in the opposition.
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