Speaker embarrassed after finding most MPs read fiction

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena informed Parliament today that he was embarrassed after finding out that most MPs borrowed books from the Parliament library which fall under the fiction category.

The Speaker said that during the year 2021 only 330 books had been borrowed by the MPs.

Of the books, 122 are under the fiction category, 94 on political science, 27 on sociology, and only 11 on economics.

“For a house of 225 members this is embarrassing. This lack of preparation on subject matters has led to insult, false allegations and un-parliamentary language being part of the speeches,” he said.

The Speaker said that it is his responsibility to conduct the House productively and ensure the rights of all members.

He called on the members to uphold the dignity of the House and to also have national interests.

The Speaker called on the MPs to help him rebuild the image of Parliament.

He also put forward a proposal to improve the quality of debates and the conduct of members. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This for your knowledge…

    This is my latest post…

    Our enemies are among us…

    China thinks that the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) will help to advance its soft power, but it is backfiring. China does not believe in occupying the moral high ground. Until China focus on the moral high ground, its soft power will continue to backfire. The Five Eyes countries will continue to dominate the moral high ground and continue to expand their soft power. China will be struggling to occupy the moral high ground, until Chinese people and the rest of the world constantly hear what have been happening to Aboriginal people in North America and Australasia as well as to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

    Sadly, according to China’s and India’s governments, not even one Asian can be categorised with Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. There are Asians doing similar things in western countries as Julian Assange or Edward Snowden but China and India do nothing to promote those Asians. Gandhi started to fight against discriminations in South Africa. What chances of a South Asian doing similar things getting support in western countries? Even India would not support anything against the western countries. This is how our independence is helping South Asians. Furthermore, social media and Gmail accounts are western based, this enables the West to control anyone. We may think that we have evolved because we have smartphones, but the truth is technology helping the Five Eyes to control the majority world easily. In essence we have not evolved at all.

    China and India is not helping Asians who are fighting against the Five Eyes, by doing so these two Asian giants indirectly helping the Five Eyes to undermine Asians in western countries to help the westerners to dominate the world in every field, including in human development.


  2. I wonder how many fiction Books President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has read to create a disaster in the Agriculture sector :—)))

  3. Yapa the Pappa, is trying to reinvent the wheel and portray himself as an intellectual. The MPs are selecting reading matter from the appropriate subject category.

    Brilliant ideas for fraud, robbery, and embezzlement, evolve from works of fiction, not works of sociology or economics.

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