Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, says members of parliament have come down to the level of frogs in the recent past.
He says the status of an MP has become like a product which can be auctioned at any time.
“They jump from one side to the other. In the morning you find they are on another side,” he said.
He said that under the proposed electoral system the rights for Parliamentarians to switch parties as and when they feel like it, should be abolished.
Sobitha Thero, speaking to reporters in Kandy today, also said that MPs should have qualifications for them to enter Parliament.
He noted that if wildlife officers need to be qualified to work with animals, Parliamentarians should also have certain qualifications.
Sobitha Thero said he hopes the 20th Amendment to the constitution will be approved with the full support of Parliament.
The Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero said he expects the 20th Amendment to be presented in Parliament this week and for Parliament to then be dissolved and elections held. (Colombo Gazette)