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    Parliamentary proceedings in a very peaceful manner

    November 20, 2018

    Political party representatives said that yesterday’s Parliamentary proceedings were conducted in compliance with democratic and traditional norms with Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri in the Chair.They said that yesterday’s Parliamentary session was strife free and more peaceful than the sessions held on November 14, 15, 16 with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in the Chair.They pointed out that the conduct of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is disgraceful.“Many legislators have lost confidence in the Speaker who is supposed to play an impartial and unbiased role in the Chamber,” political party representatives added.

    Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday said that the Deputy Speaker succeeded in conducting the Parliamentary proceedings in a very peaceful manner as Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was not in Chair.

    “Parliamentarian Ananda Kumarasiri managed to conduct the Parliamentary session in a peaceful manner while maintaining decorum as he had a good upbringing and schooling,” he said.

    Minister Jayasekara added that President Maithripala Sirisena focused on how Parliamentary proceedings are conducted in a peaceful manner while respecting Parliamentary rules and traditions at the All Party Representatives meeting that was held on Sunday,” the Minister said.

    The Minister added that the Parliamentary sessions conducted on November 14, 15, 16 with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in the Chair brought the august assembly to disrepute. He said that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya should be held responsibility for this situation.

    “The Speaker’s arbitrary decisions have led to the tense situation in Parliament,” he said.

    Meanwhile Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe thanked all Parliamentarians who helped maintain peace in the House following a request made by the President.


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