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Parliament of Sri Lanka – A tragicomedy

By DR. SARATH GAMINI DE SILVA (Island) Sri Lanka is one of the oldest democracies in the world. The nation is one of the earliest to have gained universal franchise. We have the reputation as an electorate that has changed governments through peaceful elections on so many occasions. Ours is a nation with a very high literacy … Continue reading

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The snowballing cocaine drama

The cocaine drama has taken an interesting turn with the UNP appointing a committee to probe who among the UNP MPs were cocaine users. Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake last week stirred a hornet’s nest by claiming that a sizable number of MPs from both sides of the political divide took cocaine and among them there … Continue reading

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Breast milk for ‘suckling’ MPs ?

They don’t deserve what ‘CP de Silva drank’ Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed parliament that pure and pasteurized milk was provided to MPs Our Speaker is alert to grievances by his kindred, especially whenever his men rise in one voice Kiriella said that steps would be taken to call for a report from the CAA Readers … Continue reading

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Who guards the guards?

Island Editorial More than two thirds of lawmakers were absent, on Friday, when Parliament met as a constituent assembly and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented reports pertaining to the proposed constitutional reforms. Only 28 of the government MPs were present, according to a report in The Island of Jan. 11. The MPs’ absence speaks volumes … Continue reading

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Roughnecks in roughhouse

Island Editorial  There has been much opposition to the executive president’s legal immunity. But MPs enjoy impunity as regards serious offences committed inside Parliament. They seem to believe that they can get away with blatant violations of the law in the House, where they apparently think the writ of the state does not run. It … Continue reading

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