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Sajith wasted over 200 minutes of Parliament time within two weeks: Prasanna

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BY AJITH SIRIWARDANA AND YOHAN PERERA

Parliament, Nov. 30 (Daily Mirror)-Claiming that the Opposition Leader had used more than 200 minutes in addition to the allocated time in Parliament for a period of two weeks, Chief Government Whip Prasanna Ranatunga urged the Speaker to take steps to manage the time.

He told Parliament that some 552 minutes had been used by the ruling and Opposition MPs in Parliament in addition to the allocated time for the business of the day, while Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa had used 204 minutes out of that between November 14 and 28.

Minister Ranatunga said some 50 minutes had been wasted by the MPs this morning alone for matters outside the business of the day.

He urged the Speaker to find a solution to manage the time and proposed a reduction in the allocated from both the ruling and Opposition sides in proportion to the time wasted by both sides.


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  • L Jaya Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:10 PM

    Is this bloke the timekeeper? Time keeping for opposition.

    Rajiv De Silva Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:16 PM

    Prasanna, What about you and all politians wasted 75 years of progress since the Independance?

    B P Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:28 PM

    How many years have you wasted?

    Sokrates Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:31 PM

    A parliament whose members have no longer the right to act as lawmakers for a long time because they no longer have the support of the population should resign together immediately to clear the way for new elections so that the will of the people, the highest sovereign, can be implemented again. This Parliament has disqualified itself and because it is dishonorable it is not taking the consequences and resigning, but wasting the time paid for by the people.

    Hondha Hitha Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:37 PM

    Wasting 200 minutes is nothing compared to some politician robbing millions of tax payers money. Put the hat on if its fits you Prasanna

    Tourguide Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:50 PM

    How much of our time did Ranatunga waste when he was the Minister of Tourism?

    ASA Thursday, 30 November 2023 03:18 PM

    That is what all the parliamentarian doing, someone in parliament others in public sector

    Lion Thursday, 30 November 2023 03:41 PM

    Ranatunga not only wasted our time but also robbed money from the land developers to clear the lands when he was a chief minister in western province

    Ram Thursday, 30 November 2023 03:53 PM

    When Ata Pass Prasanna cannot stomach what Sajith said it becomes Sajith wasted time

    Gamini Thursday, 30 November 2023 04:00 PM

    only 200 minutes.? Your govt. under Rajapakshas wasted Rs.10 Billion on wasted unused vaccines another Rs.1.75 billion on unfit fertilizer from China, all for commissions

    joshua Thursday, 30 November 2023 04:14 PM

    You are a total waste.

    Husni Thursday, 30 November 2023 04:15 PM

    What difference does it make when all of them have wasted our lives

    Bandu Thursday, 30 November 2023 05:23 PM

    What seems annoying to you Prasanna, is that you have no answers to his questions but use bulldozing or get your partisan speaker to silence him and other opposition speakers.

    Fatty lacy Thursday, 30 November 2023 06:09 PM

    Prasanna you're the one wasted our time during visiting Dr Ranil Jayawardena.

    johan Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:18 PM

    If we are following British constitution then it is the Opposition Leader has to take more time in Parliament than others

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:54 PM

    Sajith fired up dead missiles everyday which looked real but ended up dead . He just reads dome news article and then wastes time. Then the other guys waste time in response, we saw how Manosha Nanayakkara wasted too much time unable to control his lack of emotional intelligence

    Buddhist Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:22 PM

    How much time is wasted by the Kappam Karayos in the Parliament?

    Grace Thursday, 30 November 2023 10:05 PM

    People also wasted their time in polling booths to elect 226 Good for nothing lowly persons

    Erandani Dias Friday, 01 December 2023 12:25 AM

    Sajith means well, but he does ramble on and on.....

    Kappan King Friday, 01 December 2023 05:54 AM

    This man has wasted the country's resources since the day the was born.

    Lawry Friday, 01 December 2023 06:51 AM

    Minister Prasanna must publish a report on how many Ministers were absent from Parliament sessions. Millions are spent on empty seats at every session.

    Banda Friday, 01 December 2023 09:55 AM

    I don't like Sajith as a politician. However, he is the leader of the opposition. He has a right to take time and express his views in parliament at any time. These uneducated thugs have never seen a Westminister parliamentary session in other countries. Go, see, and learn. First of all, these thugs must learn to understand what democracy means.  

    Rambanda Gamagedara Friday, 01 December 2023 03:04 PM

    What is this Hora Gona is talking about? Good for unelected RW and Hora King Myna!


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