One-time militant, Minister Douglas Devananda looks amused when Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa picks a sword on display at the Shilpa 2014 exhibition, which opened on Thursday at the BMICH. Senior Minister A. H. M. Fowzie and Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake look on.
(pic by Nishendra Silva)
Both govt., Opp. at fault
MPs’ shocking dereliction of duty
– Deputy Opp whip
by Shamindra Ferdinando
Deputy Opposition Whip Ajith P. Perera (Kalutara District MP) yesterday said that the parliamentary system of governance was at stake because parliamentarians were skipping sittings even when important Bills were taken up.
Attorney-at-law Perera warned that the parliamentary process would suffer an irreparable setback unless all political parties adopted remedial measures immediately.