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Harini should bring in a private member’s motion to repeal laws prohibiting prostitution: Hirunika

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Colombo, Feb. 28 (Daily Mirror)- National People's Power (NPP) MP Harini Amarasuriya should bring in a private member's motion to repeal the Vagrants Ordinance of 1841 under which prostitution is banned in Sri Lanka, former MP Hirunika Premachandra said today.

"Amarasuriya did mention that decriminalising prostitution in Sri Lanka is some thing that will be included in her party's manifesto. They don't have to wait till they come to power to do it. This is because she could easily bring in a private member's motion to repeal the Vagrants' Ordinance of 1841 under which prostitution is banned here," Premachandra said.

"You don't have to include such pledges in your party manifesto. However, you can prove your genuineness by briniging in a private member's motion," she added. 
 
"The Vagrant's Ordinance was introduced in Sri Lanka during the British rule. This law was imposed to control the behaviour of the people. However, even women who are not prostitues are dragged by the police today," she also said.


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  • Sivalingam Wednesday, 28 February 2024 07:48 PM

    JAAL spa in Colombo 7 is illegally occupied by Jalani Premadasa.

    Patcitz Wednesday, 28 February 2024 08:24 PM

    Yes, you are quite right, your profession should be preserved.

    Voter on the fence. Wednesday, 28 February 2024 08:30 PM

    Correct, but the NPP/JVP has a code of conduct on what can be said or done at what time. A private member`s motion does not work in such a group that works collectively.

    lion Thursday, 29 February 2024 04:33 AM

    Unlike you Hiruni makes a very valuable contribution to Srilankan politics. You shout at roof top only to catch head line to peruse your personal political ambitions.Your conduct as a member of parliament for few years you remained in the parliament was disgusting. It is much better for Srilankan politics if you shun politic rather than remaining in it.

    Terrence K Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:59 AM

    You are coming out with some bright ideas where legislators of the other side of the divide of PARLIAMENT will applaud you for this innovative idea. The NPP which is looking for something new may accede to your idea and they may have a major part of the floating vote of males coming to their rescue at the next election!!!!!!

    saman Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:46 AM

    why don't you bring the motion

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Thursday, 29 February 2024 01:26 PM

    Follow what the western countries have done , Asians belive in religious perceptions, which bars humans from transforming, western countries prosper, while SriLanka going down the drain due to illusive cultural and religious restrictions.


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