Emergency regulations for supply of essential food passed in Parliament
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The Proclamation on the Emergency Regulations for the Supply of Essential Foods enacted by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was passed by a majority of 81 votes in Parliament today (06).
A total number of 132 votes were for the motion and 51 votes were against it.
The President enacted the Emergency Regulations for the provision of essential food items in accordance with the powers vested in him under Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance.
Voting pattern indicates that (225 -(132+51) = 42 missing. Anyone who attended the debate and later become ‘absentees’ for voting means – fmr President JRJ’s terminology ‘donkeys’ ! Wastage of taxpayers money / sitting on the fence ?
The Government has done the responsible thing to enact the emergency regulations upholding the economic rights of the people. The opposition appears to have gone berserk encouraging protests inspite of the pandemic and propagating false info – absolutely irresponsible and traitorous behaviour, which the Government should take serious note of and take appropriate action.