Kiriella suggests exam-free entry to Law College and Universities for MPs
Chief Opposition Whip Kandy District SJB MP Lakshman Kiriella requested the Government to allow Members of Parliament to enter the Law College and State Universities for higher studies without an exam.
Participating in the third reading stage debate on Budget 2022, under the expenditure heads of the Ministry of Education on Thursday, Kiriella said that it must be granted as a parliamentary privilege after taking into consideration the service period of MPs in Parliament.
He pointed out that previously parliamentarians were permitted to enter the Sri Lanka Law College without sitting for the entrance examination. “Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was such an MP who had entered the law college in the 1970s. We must consider reviving that system to help young MPs of both sides.
“There are several young capable MPs from both the ruling party and the opposition currently in Parliament and they must be given this opportunity,” said Kiriella, who himself is a lawyer by profession.
(Source: The island)
YAY! THEY ARE SO BRAINY AND ABOVE THE REST OF THE POPULATION! NO EXAM NEEDED!
What about extending it to there families and relatives too?
Aney ratakata giya kala!
Citizens of Sri Lanka, you appoint rubbish to your parliament, you get rubbish dished out to you. Remember that. Not free rice imported from moon. More foreign debt burden for free or subsidised services you are crying for.
I empathize with you, Indra Akke,
The current Parliament is a cess pool, totally incapable of supporting the vision towards the promised ‘Prosperity and Splendor’.
As I have been advocating in other blogs, the best will be to suspend the Constitution, sack the Parliament and enforce martial law, which will pave the way for the Leader to drive the Nation towards Prosperity and Splendor with the assistance of the War Hero’s and true Viyath Maga Professionals for a period ending the 2nd term of the Leader.
I simply cannot fathom the Moda**’s in the Telephone Kalliya being an alternative Govt.
The is the biggest joke that law makers are going to study law, after making it ! That also, without exams ? One could now understand why Mr.Ranil and UNP lost all elections ? Sajith is also going to lose & meet the same fate in the near future !
Not only that. This this is a privilege for MP’s , they have to be given significant time away from their parliamentary and constituent work. So the people who appoint them receive less service in return. On top of that I am sure it will be passed in the parliament with all party support that the MPs sahould be paid extra allowance for studying law!