Underhand move to tarnish Parliamentarians - Leader of House
KOTTE: Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva
told Parliament yesterday an underhand move is being implemented to
tarnish the image of Parliamentarians.
The Minister said immediate measures should be taken to safeguard the
rights of MPs who come to Parliament.
The opportunity should be provided to MPs to perform their duties
with a clear mind. Minister de Silva said certain newspapers carried
some news items trying to tarnish the image of Parliamentarians.
Certain newspaper reports published during the past few days had
attempted to show that a Deputy Minister was connected to the fire at
the house of late North Central Provincial Councillor Dr. Johnpulle.
“It has been confirmed that neither the Deputy Minister nor any other
MP is connected to this incident following the evidence given by a 11
police officers. According to the evidence given by a Buddhist monk
named Ven. Walahahengunawa Dhammarathana Thera, some newspapers had
attempted to create a wrong opinion regarding this incident.
UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said in the case regarding this incident
being heard in courts the relevant Buddhist monk has given evidence to
Power Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said this Buddhist monk who
has given evidence is connected to a rape case. There is evidence to
prove it. Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara said this is not a place to hear
cases we should act according to the Standing Orders of Parliament.