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By Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera

The opposition today charged that the Private Pension Scheme Bill has not been withdrawn from the parliamentary order paper despite the cabinet decision to do so.

The bill has been listed on the order paper as the item number 14 to be taken up for debate.

JVP MP parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was the first to raise it and asked as to why it had not been removed from the order paper. 
Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga also raised the same matter subsequently and asked whether the government took a Cabinet decision to withdraw it.

Leader of the House Nimal Siripala de Silva said that it could be removed from the Order Paper only after taking up it at a party leaders’ meeting.
“We have to do it through the right procedure. That is the parliamentary tradition in this regard. We regret the opposition not knowing this tradition,” he said.

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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 07 June 2011 10:53 AM

    Still in two-minds about it, because their greed knows no bounds when it comes to huge amounts of money!

    Roshan Tuesday, 07 June 2011 11:19 AM

    there are no tradition or procedure to include something into the bill .. !!! when it come to withdraw only !!!

    @@@!!!

    Naufer Tuesday, 07 June 2011 11:44 AM

    It has been proved several times that , constant seminars for the parliamentarians is essential.

    Black Mamba Tuesday, 07 June 2011 12:51 PM

    Down but not out and maybe, come back with a vengeance, knuckle dusters and all!!!

    Desam Tuesday, 07 June 2011 01:25 PM

    better do it quick just as the gentlemen in opposition said it

    sadun Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:30 PM

    well. how many lives should be sacrificed for a total withdraw ?


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