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The Parliament will soon introduce live broadcasts of its proceedings, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said.

In an interview with the BBC Sinhala service, Sandeshaya, Mr. Weerakkody said that that the initial trial will only be limited to radio broadcast.

“The speaker is committed to broadcast the proceedings of our parliament to the Sri Lankan people,” he said.

“As it is going to be a trial, there won’t be television coverage in the beginning.”

The deputy speaker, who is in London by the invitation of UK parliament to study Westminster system, said the arrangements are underway for the live broadcast of the proceedings to begin as soon as possible.

“We hope all the parliamentarians will behave more responsibly as the live broadcasts begin,” he added but said that no date has been agreed for the first broadcast.

The Galle district MP has held discussions with the speaker of the UK parliament, three deputy speakers, the general secretary, heads of parliamentary departments as well as the parliamentarians during his study tour.

He used the opportunity, said Deputy Speaker Weerakkody, to explain to the Westminster MPs the efforts by the Sri Lankan government to defeat terrorism.

“In fact, the situation arose after the killing of Bin Laden has made it easy for us to explain and understand the real efforts to defeat the terrorism,” Chandima Weerakkody said.


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  • Psyke Sunday, 08 May 2011 10:16 AM

    Uncut. Uncensored

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:44 AM

    Yes of course.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:45 AM

    wasting the state fund. How many people reading the Hansard.

    john Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:29 AM

    Before we get to excited it might be worth thinking about who will have editorial control over the "live broadcasts".

    raju Sunday, 08 May 2011 07:32 AM

    GOOD NEWS NO NEED TO GO TO CINEMA, AT LEAST WE CAN SAVE SOME MONEY , FILM PRODUCERS AND CINEMA STARS HAVE TO GO ON BANKCRUPTCY.

    gunapala Sunday, 08 May 2011 07:18 AM

    pls do not telecast when Dr is talking

    jim kuru Sunday, 08 May 2011 07:29 AM

    Children's should protect from watching proceedings of parliament

    Teng Sunday, 08 May 2011 08:09 AM

    For what? Name it as boasting radio service

    Ron Sunday, 08 May 2011 09:03 AM

    What A SHAME!
    All the above comments discribes that our parliamentarians are jokers, comedians, ect,
    I feel sad to be a Shri Lankan

    Tharindu Sunday, 08 May 2011 09:19 AM

    Api Nodanna Live 2
    This will be interesting......

    Puchi Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:08 AM

    Dont say that its a good idea, hope they start sooon

    MP Sunday, 08 May 2011 02:27 PM

    We can see all nonsense in this channel.

    AMILA. G Monday, 09 May 2011 12:46 AM

    MY BE IT IS REGARDED AS A EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR THE UNKNOWN.

    malkanthi Monday, 09 May 2011 05:22 AM

    To witness the politicos just screaming and dodging vital issues?! Anyway it will not be for very long! That's our style of operation.

    Greatboy Monday, 09 May 2011 08:33 AM

    Great we can learn a lot and see politics in it's true color!!

    Punchi Putha Monday, 09 May 2011 09:37 AM

    We would be able to see our clowns' live performances!

    kenny_fdo Monday, 09 May 2011 10:43 AM

    Parliament Jokes the tv version.

    IMRAN Monday, 09 May 2011 10:47 AM

    it will never happen. They will never ever broadcast

    kassa Monday, 09 May 2011 11:59 AM

    Good news. But Over 18+

    tharaa Monday, 09 May 2011 02:39 PM

    should it be adults only

    Forever Srilankan Sunday, 08 May 2011 01:08 AM

    Increased transparency

    Nimal Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:40 PM

    It will be first full time (adults) comedy channel in Sri Lanka.

    Darwin Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:27 PM

    No thanks with the language being used. Will be a bad example for the young and the old.

    dpl Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:44 PM

    Deputy speaker is very correct regarding the parliament is tobe a live caste. in the democratic world,

    Konde bendapucheena Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:45 PM

    Wena wedak nehane ape kalaya nasthi karaganna

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:47 PM

    very happy news,

    citizen1 Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:58 PM

    This will have to be rated 'R' as the filthy language used will pollute the evironment of of any home tuned to that channel.
    However the entertainment value maybe priceless....fisticuffs between certain elements etc.

    asoka abeywardena Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:26 PM

    it will make loose the remaining respect of the politicians...if remaining any...

    magodisThuma Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:36 PM

    Children can learn un parliamentary words !.

    Shanil Samarakoon Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:43 AM

    This is a fantastic move in terms of exposing the public to what goes on . It may even increase discipline and accountability.

    tharanga Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:15 PM

    minors (under 18) should not be allowed to access parliament broadcasting.

    Godaya Sunday, 08 May 2011 01:05 AM

    An excellent way to show how mean and low some of our parliamentarians are but certainly should come under Adult Comedy category.

    Marikkar Sunday, 08 May 2011 01:33 AM

    Now our kids have a chance to listen and learn the' courtesy and polite' language.

    Prof Wickramatillake Sunday, 08 May 2011 01:49 AM

    Great stuff Hon Minister!! We will hear best of language etc.

    Rajitha Sunday, 08 May 2011 02:34 AM

    let's hope they will behave after introducing live broadcasts

    naufer Sunday, 08 May 2011 04:06 AM

    Madness !

    Raj Sunday, 08 May 2011 04:28 AM

    What would be the name of the programe , " Parliament Jokes "??

    Oyage sudu kella Sunday, 08 May 2011 05:07 AM

    Aiyo....... epa, please epa.

    Holman Sunday, 08 May 2011 05:08 AM

    New teledrama called "THE REAL AND COMPANY"


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