Tagged with parliamentarians

Professionals, (Low) Law Makers and Judges

Daily News’ Two Editorials MPs and judges A salary hike for parliamentarians is being contemplated to give effect to a 2006 decision to bring the salaries of an MP on par with that of a Court of Appeal Judge. The MPs may well argue that they are, after all, lawmakers while the judges only interpret … Continue reading

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Poor leopard! (and our parliamentarians)

Island Editorial Parliament was flooded with tears the other day. Having feasted on huge chunks of mutton, chicken and fish, our politicians wept buckets for an unfortunate leopard which had been beaten to death in Kilinochchi. Scandalised, they threw up their arms in despair, condemning the cruel fate that had befallen the poor animal; they … Continue reading

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Parliamentarians should be patriotic professionals

A paradigm shift in our political culture is imperative where two sides will finally maintain a consensual relationship rather than a confrontational stance to achieve the common objective of developing the country and its people under a system of good governance By Bernard Fernando (Daily FT) Erudite writer Somapala Gunadheera’s article in the press titled … Continue reading

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Vehicles for Ministers: What does it mean for democracy?

Ranga Jayasuriya (Daily Mirror) The government has sought parliamentary approval for Rs.288 million to buy vehicles for several ministers, deputy ministers and state ministers. This comes in the wake of a previous supplementary estimate to the tune of Rs.791 million approved by Parliament last year to purchase vehicles for 25 parliamentarians. Under perfect circumstances, especially … Continue reading

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Will The Good Times Come To Sri Lankans?

Do parliamentarians live up to the people’s expectations? They do that for want of political power – including all the benefits they could get for themselves Shouldn’t they be all keen to perform their duties and responsibilities in a dignified and decorous manner with dedication? As in the Army, Navy, or Air Force, in Parliament … Continue reading

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