Code of conduct for MPs soon: Speaker
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is reported to have told a delegation of civil society representatives yesterday that he would introduce a Code of Conduct for MPs soon.
He said this when the March-12 Movement, a collective of civil society groups met him.
People’ s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said the movement commended the Speaker on his decision to allow the live telecast of parliamentary sessions.
Mr. Hettiarachchi told ‘Daily Mirror’ that the Speaker prepare the Code of Conduct for parliamentarians soon.
He said they requested the Speaker to conduct regular workshops for newly elected members on the role and responsibility of parliamentarians.
The Chamber of Commerce, Sarvodaya, Transparency International and several other civil society groups were represented at the meeting.
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Good on you, Karu.
Unfortunately, a significant minority of our elected representatives cannot read and a significant majority of them fail to demonstrate capacity to understand. The chances of the Code of Conduct being adopted by all in Parliament are pretty low.
Speaker Karu, make sure the PM receives a copy of the Code; he was referring to parliamentary colleagues as ‘pimps’ and ‘mongrels’ a few days ago in Parliament. He certainly needs a Code to guide his behaviour.
A Code of Conduct for local parliamentarians! You must be joking. Leave aside the usual aggressive culprits like Vimal and the veteran Vasu. Even the PM Ranil showed his colors recently. The likes of former minister “Dr” Mervyn Silva could never be rehabilitated and hence permanently kicked out. What punishment do you propose for those breaching the code? Expulsion? If so there will be more instances of the chamber being vacant than being occupied.
first of all see that all the culprits are sent to the government hostel and kept there for at least twenty years
clean and get rid of the drug ethanol commission takers from parliment as clean it up then introduce the code of conduct it will be a success as only the educated will be there without cleaning the parliment the code of cunduct will be of no use it will be just pouring a disinfectant on a rubbish dump and expecting it to get cleaned by itself