Unparliamentary language used in House
Posted on April 1st, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Unparliamentary language was used in the House today during a heated argument which broke out between UPFA Mohan Priyadarashana de Silva and State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake with regard to the selling of vehicle permits.

The argument popped up when State Minister said he helped a poor girl by giving some of the money he collected from selling his vehicle permit. He said monetary help was given through the foundation he had formed by selling his permit.

Mr. de Silva who shot back said Mr Ramanayake had to face a court case for selling his vehicle permit. You had to face a court case for selling your vehicle permit to women,” he said.

State Minister then responded saying Mr. De Silva had also sold his vehicle permit. More than 90 percent of MPs have sold their vehicle permits and Mr. de Silva himself had sold his permit. A thief is calling another person a thief,” he said.

MP De Silva used un-parliamentary words in snapping back Mr. Ramanayake. However, he justified the use of such an obscene word saying that it should be construed as a negative word. ()

One Response to “Unparliamentary language used in House”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Not the first time. The same word was used by another very senior MP on the PM.

    Our parliament is a national shame.

    Robbing taxpayers billions of ruppes and helping a poor girl with a fraction of that money makes no sense at all. MPs should not be given vehicle permits. They certainly don’t deserve it.

    Though I strongly defend democracy, now I too have doubts if democracy (as practiced in Sri Lanka) is the best form of governance. People lose faith in elections and what is called democracy.

    May be Sri Lankans should learn a thing or two from Ukraine and vote for professional comedians at elections.

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