Speaker sternly warns Kuttiarachchi over obscene remarks

Tharaka Samman (DM) | Published: 2:16 PM Nov 23 2021
Politics Speaker sternly warns Kuttiarachchi over obscene remarks

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana today (23) issued a stern warning to government MP Janaka Tissa Kuttiarachchi against using improper and obscene language on fellow members and outsiders.

The Speaker was referring to offending remarks made by Kuttiarchchi during the budget debate. 

He said he looked into the matter following a complaint lodged by opposition member Rohini Kumari Wijerathna, pertaining to her parliamentary privileges. 

The Speaker said he regretted the statement made by Kuttiarachchi.

The Speaker asked the chief government and the opposition whips to inform their respective MPs to prevent a recurrence of such incidents in the future.

If members continue to behave in a disorderly manner, strict action will be taken to maintain discipline in the House, he added.

Tharaka Samman (DM) | Published: 2:16 PM Nov 23 2021

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