The speaker is responsible for the hooliganism of the politicians in the parliament
Posted on January 26th, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela

Much has been said and written about the shameful  behavior of our politicians in the parliament. It was shocking that even  the usually well behaved gentleman Prime minister too stooping to the degrading act of shouting slogans in the highest echelon of our nation. Such a shame! Is it a case of those  living  with  dung-beetles  ending up in dung?

This has been going on for ages. But is anything going to be done about it? Why is it so difficult to impart  some common sense into the thick skulls  of a few thugs called members of parliament  by our whole nation? They are not only setting bad example to the others in the nation, specially the children, but now, with everything being aired world over, they are utterly shaming our country’s image as a whole.

Yet, we the citizens too, watch, aghast, but don’t do anything to stop it. Surely it is not impossible to pass a ruling in the parliament that if anyone behaves in unbecoming way that they should be expelled by the speaker? According to the Wikipedia “The Speaker presides over the House’s debates, determining which members may speak. The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the House”.

So Mr. speaker, why aren’t  you doing your duty? Are you afraid to abide by the rules of the country and exert your authority? If you cannot do your duty you must resign and leave the way for a stronger personality to take over.  It is much more disgusting to watch the impotent speaker doing nothing, but  looking on helplessly than watching  the despicable behavior of the politicians. And to think that absolutely not a single  person in that shameful crowd who  has the guts to speak up stop the hooliganism. The decent citizens feel the shame  in the pit of their stomach that these are the so called rulers and law makers of our blessed country.  Thumping the tables, shouting while another is speaking and gathering in the well of the house, getting into fisticuffs – even a fish market is more respectable than this motely  crowd.

Is there any lower level  than this our so called leaders  can stoop to? I doubt.

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Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai,


One Response to “The speaker is responsible for the hooliganism of the politicians in the parliament”

  1. Kumari Says:

    I fully agree. No confidence motion should be against the Speaker. Will a class teacher act the way our Speaker acted on that parliamentary comedy session?

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