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    MP Gunawardena suspended from Parliament for one week

    March 09, 2017

    Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena was suspended from Parliament for a week due to unruly behavior yesterday (8th March).


    The motion to suspend the MP was put before the House by Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella and it was passed with a majority of 63 votes following a division by name called by NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa. The motion received 85 votes in favour and 22 votes against. Three abstained from voting, while 114 were absent.

     


     The TNA MPs voted for the motion along with the UPFA and UNP MPs in the Government. The Joint Opposition group voted against while the JVP MPs abstained. (CDN)

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