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* Sri Lankan MP delivers his inaugural speech two years after his election
Mon, Nov 19, 2012, 08:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Democratic National Alliance (DNA) parliamentarian Tiran Alles delivered his inaugural speech in parliament today after he was elected in 2010.

Speaking in the budget debate, Alles said that the government had allocated a large sum of money for the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and reminded that it was public money.

MP Alles pointed out that the budgetary allocation for the office of the Opposition Leader has increased at a record level to Rs 860 million.

Wickremasinghe is the longest serving Leader of the Opposition maintained in Parliament by public funds, Alles said.

Alles questioned what service the Opposition Leader had done being in the opposition since 1994.

He made these remarks referring to a statement the Opposition Leader made recently in parliament. Wickremasinghe said in the parliament that Alles had never spoken in the parliament since he was elected.

The lawmaker pointed out that all the opposition leaders before Wickremasinghe built an effective opposition during their tenures and changed the governments to get a people-friendly government into power but the present opposition leader hasn't been able to achieve that despite spending a large amount of public funds.

Alles vowed that Wickremasinghe will lose election after election in the future also and advised the Opposition Leader to settle the internal disputes in his own party and be righteous before advising others.

In response to MP Alles, Wickremasinghe said that he had rendered the maximum service to the opposition and compelled the legislator who had not spoken for three years to speak.



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