Mahinda Rajapaksa leads MPs not attending parliamentary sittings: Muthuhettigama | Daily News

Mahinda Rajapaksa leads MPs not attending parliamentary sittings: Muthuhettigama

Former President, Kurunegala MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has set up a record as the parliamentarian who has not attended parliamentary sittings the most number of times, Ports and Shipping Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama said.

He was addressing a press conference at Galle on September 7.

He said it was not to join the Joint Opposition but to remain independent that he requested SLFPers to leave government ranks.

"They could not remain in the Government since fraud and corruption was rampant in it. When they try to highlight the corruptions, they were marginalised. That is why I talked less in parliament. There was nothing to praise in the Government," he said.

He said the opposition was performing its duties strongly while the Government was acting weakly. "They would request the President to direct powerful ministers to steer the country on the correct path at least now," he said.

He said Agriculture Minister and SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake held second with regard to absenteeism in parliament after Mahinda Rajapaksa. "I am the third]," Muthuhettigama said. He said he kept away from parliament because there was nothing to talk. He said he requested the President to establish a SLFP Government by 2020 rallying round disgruntled elements in the Joint Opposition.

"It would enable them to engage in lively debates and useful discussions in parliament," he said. 


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Your comment on this matter leaves the people to think that all these people are after another bout of bribes and commissions and thefts. He does not talk about the country's progress but talks of only power . Any right thinking citizen would think twice before voting for these horu lead by MR and let us get on with the present government. They only talk of forming a government in 2020 but do not come out with any economic or policies that would prosper the country. Only POWER so that they can rob what is left of our economy. Also the Rajapakses are hell bent on power because they are afraid of the massive amounts they they have robbed will proved to be right and sent to prison. No for any reason for the love of the country or its people.


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