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* Sri Lanka main opposition party criticizes Deputy Speaker for adjourning parliament
Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 02:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says the government had pushed for parliament to be adjourned without allowing the opposition to move an adjournment motion on the crisis at the Norochcholai power plant since it is unable to respond on the matter.

UNP parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayaka has told a news conference that the Deputy Speaker had adjourned the House when he was trying to raise a point of order in the House on an important matter while moving the adjournment debate.

He explained that the government had used the opportunity to call on the Deputy Speaker to adjourn the House without allowing the adjournment debate.

Karunanayaka said the Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody had set a harmful precedent by not allowing the opposition to go ahead with a debate on the Norochcholai power plant by adjourning Parliament sessions.

He added that the government has resorted to such tactics since it was unable to respond to the opposition's questions on the ailing power plant.

After sitting for less than two hours yesterday, the Deputy Speaker decided to adjourn the parliament when the UNP legislators standing in parliament and holding placards against the government's failure in addressing the power crisis in the country started to protest while members in parliament were speaking on the subject.

The Deputy Speaker Chandima then adjourned the House amidst the commotion until the 18th of this month.

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