Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Poor attendance of Sri Lanka ruling party members at budget debate probed
Sun, Dec 16, 2012, 08:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliamentary sources say that a study is being carried out regarding the poor attendance of the ruling alliance parliamentarians and Ministers at the budget debate.

The budget debate was held for 24 days but the attendance of 60 some cabinet level Ministers was poor, parliamentary sources say.

According to the study carried out regarding the attendance at the budget debate, eight ministers have attended debates for 24 days, four ministers for 23 days, one minister for nine days and one minister for eight days.

Apparently one minister had not even attended the debate of his own ministry, sources say.

A large number of MPs of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance have also failed to attend the budget debates.

The poor attendance was reported despite a directive of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the ruling party members of the parliament to attend the budget debate.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Northern Province CM says a federal system will unite Sri Lanka and not divide
-- [5 hours ago]
JCI launches BIZMEET 2016 to promote ethical business practices
-- [5 hours ago]
Biggest threat to media freedom in Sri Lanka is media itself - PM
-- [6 hours ago]
Tamil Nadu CM seeks Indian PM's intervention to get 34 fishermen released from Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Special security and traffic plan enforced in Colombo and Galle for May Day
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan defense delegation to DSA2016 discusses maritime security with Malaysia
-- [7 hours ago]
Norway opens market for Sri Lankan fish exports with the lifting of EU ban
-- [8 hours ago]
PM summons Media Minister and Secretary on 'joint opposition' statement
-- [8 hours ago]
Ceylon Chamber to commence third batch of Italian Language Course on May 14
Sri Lanka political parties gear up to mark the May Day amid heavy security

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.