Colombo, Feb 9 (DailyMirror) – A rising number of ruling SLPP Parliamentarians are now resorting to using filth in Sinhala such as ‘P ***** ‘ and ‘P ****** ‘ in Parliament to stifle the opposition from raising their voice against the burning issues in the country as well as to prevent them from highlighting the corruption within the government.
One such incident occurred once again yesterday when SLPP MP from the Puttalam District, Mayadunna Chinthaka had continuously used such bad language at TNA Parliamentarian Shanakiyan Rasamanickam when he was delivering his speech in Parliament.
Despite being told by some opposition MPS including Rasamanickam himself, to stop using those words as it brought disrespect to the House, it is alleged that Mayadunna had continued to stifle the TNA Parliamentarian by continuously using these words at him, which angered the opposition MPS.
The Daily Mirror learns that in recent months, complaints against the use of such filth especially by the SLPP MPS have been brought to the attention of the Chief Government Whip, Johnston Fernando, but Opposition MPS alleged that no action has been taken.
The matter has also been raised with the Speaker of Parliament.
Opposition MPS have alleged that the frustration of the government’s failures has led to an increase in the use of such filth in the House and when the matter has been raised with senior politicians in the government as well, they have been told to ‘ignore it’.
Yesterday’s incident too was brought to the attention of Johnston Fernando but opposition MPS fear that no action will be taken once again. (Jamila Husain)