Tagged with mp’s

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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Drain the “Parliament”and make it stronger and presentable

Towards a stronger House (Original Title, Daily News Editorial) Every five years, Sri Lankans elect 196 Members of Parliament (MPs) at a General Election, while 29 more MPs are selected by their respective parties from the National List. Thus there are 225 MPs in Parliament. This is a comparatively high number of MPs for a … Continue reading

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