Don’t tarnish Parliament’s image, preserve its dignity …:Speaker to MPs

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has advised Parliamentarians not to tarnish the image of the August body, the Parliament by expressing unhealthy and unacceptable language and thereby violating the Standing Orders. The healthy traditions of Parliament must be preserved.

He went on that several MPs had used unparliamentary language on March 22 to insult Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several other MPs in violation of the Standing Orders.

He was making an announcement in the House. He said: “ When I went through the Hansard reports of March 22, I realised that some MPs used unparliamentary language. An MP should abide by the Standing Orders when he made an allegation against a fellow member. I would like to remind the MPs that the conduct of some of their colleagues on that day was against the parliamentary traditions.”

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