MEP condemns PM’s behavior in Parliament

RanilThe Mahajana Eksath Peramuna says it is disappointed over the actions of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in Parliament.

MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena said that the Speaker has so far failed to ensure discipline is maintained in the House.

He said that the Speaker has turned a deaf ear to the unparliamentarily language used in Parliament, particularly by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The opposition Parliamentarian noted that former Speakers had often taken measures to protect the culture of Parliament.

However, the MP says, now the Prime Minister and a few others in the Parliament, behave like dictators and use harsh language on opposition MPs.

He urged the Speaker to take immediate action to arrest the situation, failing which the opposition will take matters into their own hands. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya

5 COMMENTS

  1. WE FULLY ENDORSE THE COMPLAINT OF OPPOSITION MEMBERS, AS REGARDS TO THE VULGAR BEHAVIOR OF THE PM RANIL WICREMASINGHE IN PARLIMENT.WE WITNESSED WITH UTTER OUTRAGE AND DISGUEST THE PM BYPASSING THE SPEAKER ADMONISHING AND PREVENTING MP FROM EXPRESSING THEIR IDEAS. HE IS NOT THE WATCH DOG OF THE PARLIAMENT, ALTHOUGH HE ACTS AS ITS PARIAH DOG. RASING POINTS OF ORDER SEVRAL TIMES, WHENIT DID NOT WARRANT IT. JUST HE VEHEMENTLY DISLIKES A MP MENTIONING THE TAMILS, THAT DOES NOT MEAN HE OCULD CURB OTHERS FROM IT. MR. PM. PLEASE STOP THIS BASTARDLY BEHAVIOUR. SSIGNS ARE THAT YOU ARE NOT RUNNING THIS PARLIAMENT FOR MORE THAN 18 MONTHS AT THIS RATE. YOU MAY SHOW YOUR SURVEILLANCE TO THE TAMILS PERSONALLY IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR RELUCTANT VOTES, BUT YOU CANNOT HURT THE MAJORITY COMMUNITY THEREBY.

  2. Yes this is true. Ranil is acting like a dictator in parliament as if he is the boss. The speaker is put in an embarrassing position. It is up to the speaker to arrest this situation before it causes his position to be down graded. The speaker must give the opposition their right to speak. He must not allow the opposition feel discriminated. Parliament is the citadel of democracy. Also Sirisena is acting like a dictator in the SLFP. Democracy is slowly being throttled by this yahapalanaya govt to ward off criticism on tough decisions in the future.

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