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MPs talking to government officers over the phone is a natural phenomenon but one cannot approve the action taken by MP Ranjan Ramanayake to record the conversations, UNP MP Mujibur Rahuman said yesterday.

Mr Rahuman said this at a press conference when journalists questioned him whether the UNP approves the actions of Mr Ramanayake.

“It is natural for MPs to talk to government officers. Sometimes government officers talk to MPs over the phone. However one cannot approve the action of Mr Ramanayake to record these phone conversations,” Mr Rahuman said.

He said it is also important to probe as to how the CDs which were handed over to the police by a three-wheeler driver went into the hands of media and to SLPP members of Parliament.

Also, Mr Rahuman alleged that the government is going back on its word of refraining from appointing its relatives to government posts. He charged that two relatives of the Rajapaksa family have been appointed as directors of Civil Aviation Authority.

The UNP MP said the increments, overtime and the festival advances which are usually given to public servants have been slashed by the present government. “Some benefits which were given to public servants by our government has also been removed by the new government,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • neil alwis Monday, 13 January 2020 10:58 AM

    which must be stopped immediately.

    Sarah Monday, 13 January 2020 01:10 PM

    This guy has no idea what he is talking about. You should also add this happens and is normal only in Sri Lanka. These are the people who have been voted to represent Parliament.

    nadara Monday, 13 January 2020 01:18 PM

    If he considers this kind of interfering is normal condition, other than recording,he toodone done same with different set of officials,examine his house/office, something must be there

    Westminister Monday, 13 January 2020 03:31 PM

    You are kidding. Go and learn from kindergarten how a Govt and state should function, learn separation of power. MPs have no right whatsoever ever to talk to state officials. MPs could only talk to Secretary of the line ministry with permission from the respective minister.


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