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Two parliamentarians, who had tried to show their high-handedness on the Katunayake Expressway, were forced to withdraw following interventions by the security forces personnel.

The parliamentarians who entered the expressway violating the restrictions were from the Western and North Western provinces, sources said.

One MP had removed road barriers and entered the expressway, but after the police were alerted the moving vehicle was brought to a halt and sent back.

The other MP had entered his vehicle to the expressway insulting security officers and not heeding their orders. However his vehicle was also taken out of the expressway after security forces personnel intervened.

The Transport Ministry said this kind of irresponsible acts resulted in hampering the progress of work on the expressway which it hoped to complete swiftly. The ministry said nobody was permitted to use the expressway which is due to be declared open next month.

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  • Rakesp Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:23 AM

    Miracle of Asia.!!!!!!!

    kay Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:13 AM

    may be a muslim terrorist as mentioned by Gota

    Panikkiya Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:58 AM


    dIREsTRAITS Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:58 AM

    ammage boodale ne?

    Nodrog Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:54 AM

    If DM hasn't the guts to disclose the names then why report the story??

    Jude Perera Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:37 AM

    But the media has no courage to publish the names.

    Ceylonese Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:00 AM

    All sri lankans are same when entered to the politics. Hence don't blame them. via DM Android App

    CW Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:13 AM

    At least the Police had the courage to stop the two idiots.

    The God Father Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:10 AM

    MORONS, biggest morons are the people who elected them.
    what these donkies know? may be tghey are bored as they are given everything free.

    prema k don Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:37 AM

    Rata Kanna Awun....Munta Kassa Paara Denna Onee....

    sam Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:16 AM

    why can't tell the two names if not you want to blame all the MPS

    Lak Miniha Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:59 AM

    O... what a good reason to delay the inauguration of the new expressway.

    MW Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:43 AM

    Surely not government MPS

    MOHAMED ASHRAFF NAZI Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:39 AM


    Kandasamy Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:37 AM

    Exactly, this is typical Sri Lankan reporting and this has to stop. If you know the report is true, why do you have to hide the bloody names? This is why the public loses faith in the media.

    Elakiri Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:00 AM

    To get into police force you need 10th grade passed. To enter parliament 8th grade passed... via DM Android App

    hemanthak Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:01 AM

    MR can stop this with one word. But he wouldn't do it. If he punishes a few of these hooligans, everything will come back to normal. How can he punish somebody ? Ultimately the public opinion will be against MR if this continues!

    Siri Tuesday, 17 September 2013 06:55 AM

    Man can handle Donkeys,but no body can handle Gov politicians,that mean Donkeys beter than this politicians.

    Gamini Tuesday, 17 September 2013 06:49 AM

    This is the bigest problem we have in SL......the most ugly ilness that no medicine ever found so far..."IGNORANCE"
    People in power or rich acting like fools.......God bless this country..!

    Kalana Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:08 PM

    So according to you, British parliamentarians also ware the AMMUDAY?

    crackers Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:10 AM

    this is what happens when you have Banda and Pala in parliament.

    simple mind Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:30 AM

    Good one man.People doesn't seem to understand your sarcasm.

    KaluSudhaSudha Tuesday, 17 September 2013 06:02 PM

    Engalanthe Omma wunath Lankawe ehema wenne naha!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sam Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:57 PM

    May be there driving while sleeping.

    PERERA Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:32 PM


    PERERA Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:31 PM

    nice one siri

    PERERA Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:29 PM

    I doubt it in this current lawless country
    I doubt if the president has any control at all on his cohorts

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:28 PM

    Is 8th grade required. I thought that you only had learn to worship and say, "Ehemai rajathumani".

    pr Tuesday, 17 September 2013 06:22 AM

    MR. BUFFALOA, you are a real buffalo, first read the article properly before any comment. It mentioned Western & North Western, so how can it be Southern. You are trying to insult and take revenge from Southern for some reason. Monkey is better than a buffalo.

    VoiceOfLanka Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:20 PM

    Gamini, I agree every word. When you arrive at BIA, most Customs Officers and Immigration Officers treat as if the arrivee is at their mercy with scantiest of regard. Then any one with a uniform or so-called 'authority' behaves so pompously it makes you vomit - hallmarks of a nation with so many inferiority complexes.

    rajapassapusy licker Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:18 PM


    Seelawathie Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:56 AM

    Suddanta enna kiyamu, ape rata balanna kiyamu, balaala egena ganna kiyamu apee.

    DeSelva Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:38 AM

    in Inidathey stop the traffic and drive on the opposite side when for example they miss the exit.

    Noel Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:38 AM

    Isn't it real nice of the 2 MP's to give you, the voter advance warning of how they will act once you vote them into "taking care of affairs of the state" err....I meant taking for their estate!

    Perumal Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:32 AM

    Were these two Parliamentarians dealt with according to law. What would be the situation if an ordinary person entered the high way in this manner? He would be shot at or most probably shot down.

    FOX Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:08 AM


    PARAMANATHAN Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:26 AM

    Send those culprit politicians to a planet for good to safe guard Sri Lanka.

    Cobra Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:01 AM

    I think they should ban 'Pusswedilla' for they are all trying to be like him!!!

    Fayad Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:03 AM

    Lawless countries never progress
    This can't be in Srilanka may in England

    Jay Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:58 AM

    Well..Well! So the culprits have already opened the new highway! Mr. President..sorry but there's no point in having an official opening ceremony! Suba Anagatayak!

    John Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:42 AM

    Parliamentarians continue with their rowdy behaviour flouting all authority like village thugs!!! When will they be punished as they continue to bring disgrace to the country and the House of Parliament? Over to you Mr President as no one else is capable of putting a stop to this culture of impunity amongst those guilty.....

    Omattage perera Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:39 AM

    If journalists are allowed to write the story of idiot politicians, they must make the names public as a deterent to other politicians behaving like that.

    Otherwise, the reporting of such incident would not have any effect.

    shitake mushrooms Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:38 AM

    I made the same comment earlier. I concur!!

    scania Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:25 AM

    if this had happened in my place, these criminals were sent to jail with huge fines. But unfortunately in SL, no democracy taking place…thugs and klan members can do whatever they wanted.. shame on you

    Thomas Ranger Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:19 AM

    The security officers should have punctured their bloody tires and towed the vehicles off the road and left them there just to see what would have happened next.

    Jude Perera Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:16 AM

    why cant you name the miscreants. I believe the public has a right to know the names of those who flout the law; especially the ones who we voted in to office. I also strongly believe it your moral obligation to name them if your story is factual and you are unbiased.

    (Dear editor, I doubt this comment will be published)

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:13 AM

    Police - this type of acts are not applicable for other public and not to the SriLankan Law Makers, means our Politicians.

    toosh Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:32 AM

    Our ministers and the MPs have the ability to go to Mars by using not only their powers but also using their transport equipments given by the government.

    len Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:24 AM

    Shame these so called MP's that will be a impossibility the don't know the meaning of the word.

    hb Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:05 AM

    Honourable MPs of Miracle of Asia. Thawa tikai. Ohoma yan. Ohoma yan

    aat Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:00 AM

    Good Morning Srilanka.... may they were getting late for a flight ad thought lets use the hi way :))(

    Ukussa Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:50 AM

    Media must publish their names so that the general public could eradicate them from further politics. Otherwise no point just mentioning "Two MPs". If they can take the law and order to their control where would the country end up?

    Nimal Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:38 AM

    Name and Shame is the Game!

    Brumpya Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:32 AM

    Oh, that is bad. Our patriotic MPs are on the fast lane for development.

    Kolitha Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:24 AM

    Name the two .... People of Sri Lanka has right to know about these irresponsible acts.

    Hobbes Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:10 AM

    Please...please encourage them to go to Mars,...oh please !!

    Van der Merwe Tuesday, 17 September 2013 06:03 AM

    Absolutely, Why DM so defensive?
    If its in the west this would be breaking news and LIVE on TV.
    Anedha kiyanne, munge ass-charyaya.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:59 AM

    Always the case where the law only applies to the law-abiding and not to those in power or with influence. So is it any surprise we are fast heading for anarchy?

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:52 AM

    And a northern yakko will always show his lack of culture.

    Guna Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:44 AM

    This is not a special news. It is usual in Lanka

    Peace Lover Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:42 AM

    If the Head is Crooked the Tail will also be Crooked. You know what I mean....

    J P Rajan Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:37 AM

    Why didn't the MP's ask the security personnel to Kneel before them ??? !!!! I mean this is the normal norm, isn't it ?

    kaputakukula Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:21 AM

    This is unheard in Sri Lanka. Naturally, I mean "NATURALLY" the security forces bend in twos and threes to any politician.

    Duminda N Jayatileke Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:17 AM

    Only in SL where there is lawlessness crime and thuggery. In first world western countries this never happens

    KD Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:30 AM

    Police should issue infringement notices and publicly prosecute them. When we even cross a single line on an empty road we get tickets. These morons get away with murder. Public will rise up soon if the President doesn't at lease seem to show he is taking action. Having said all that, all I'm expecting to happen is a few policemen to be slapping themselves in the near future, if they are really unlucky, they will tie themselves to trees before slapping themselves. God bless them.

    VoiceOfLanka Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:05 AM

    Even Royals, such as Princess Anne and have been charged, fined and have lost license after breaking motorway rules. But then, that's in a primitive Imperialist country who wants to disrupt Sri Lanka..

    Jayasingha Tuesday, 17 September 2013 05:03 AM

    Media must name these MPs instead of giving only half news which is not going to help anybody. This is their duty as a free media by the people . Otherwise how are they going to be reformed?

    Apsara Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:56 AM

    I guess, they are in a hurry to extend their brilliant services to the people.

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:46 AM

    Brave Police officers, they will surely be rewarded with punishment transfers.

    unchikun Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:43 AM

    Acting like Montessori kid!

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:42 AM

    Didn't you know that MP's did not come forward to serve the people. We cast the vote for the privilege of serving them,
    hence they have a free hand in every situation to do as they want.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:33 AM

    A southern monkey will always show his real culture.

    ANTON Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:20 AM


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