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Parliament meets with only Opposition in attendance

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 30, 2018 14:01

Parliament meets with only Opposition in attendance

Parliament met today with the participation of the Opposition members despite the Government Group boycotting the Speaker.

Parliament met this morning under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. All seats in the Government group were empty. The Opposition presented a motion to bar the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and the Ministerial Staff using state funds. After taking a vote the Speaker announced that the motion was adopted.

However provisions have been made in the budget for the use of state funds for the related institutions until the 31st of December this year. What is being done at present is the spending of these funds. The spending of funds that is being carried out through an Act can be halted through another Act. But the Government party pointed out that what was presented in Parliament today was not another Bill but a motion. Ministers pointed out that there is no validity on the motions approved today and yesterday as a Bill can be moved in Parliament only by a Minister.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 30, 2018 14:01

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