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Presidency – Parliament and political garbage

Daily Mirror The LG elections is an utter waste of Rs. 4 bn and would cost the taxpayer another Rs. 178.4 mn every month to maintain the elected These “empowered” women will have to endorse Victorian puritanical restrictions re imposed on them by this President-PM led government The Bond Commission (PCoI) Report that led to … Continue reading

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A day of infamy in Parliament

Daily News Editorial Parliament hit a new low on Wednesday when a free for all by Government and Opposition members left four MPs injured and requiring medical treatment. They simply went berserk throwing punches at each other in the chambers of the August Assembly watched on television by the general public.

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Lead by example or leave politics

Daily Mirror Editorial At a special and controversial session at Parliament on Wednesday, the behaviour of some MPs was disgraceful if not disgusting. The turmoil erupted after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made a special statement on the lengthy report of the Presidential Commission which probed the Central Bank bond issues from February 2015 to 2016.  

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If the cap suits you, wipe your face

Left-of-centre or what is left of centre? (Original Title) By REGGIE PONNAMPALAM (Island) Of late, I have been reading a great deal of differing views on how and what the Constitution should be made up of, and the form of government we should be either bestowed with or suffer under. I must admit the views … Continue reading

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……..But what about what they (MPs) have done?

Parliament’s honour at stake Sunday Times Editorial 1 (Apt cartoons added by TW from Internet)  The Commission of Inquiry on the Central Bank Bond scam concluded its public hearings earlier this week and as they say in legal circles, it unearthed some exhilarating evidence ‘beyond a shadow of doubt’. It will now be the onerous … Continue reading

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