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* Sri Lankan parliamentarian questions validity of a bill passed in the House without a quorum
Sat, Mar 22, 2014, 10:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, Colombo: A parliamentarian in Sri Lanka has expressed doubts over the validity of the Bill passed in parliament on Thursday without a quorum.

Independent parliamentarian Ajith Kumara (formerly of the Marxist party JVP) has reportedly told parliament yesterday that there was no quorum in the House when the Medical (Amendment) Bill to provide for the setting up of a Faculty of Medical Studies in the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was passed on Thursday.

He has pointed out that there were 16 votes in favor and one vote against the Bill while the Standing Orders clearly state that there should be at least 20 legislators in the Chamber.

He has said the Bill therefore cannot be taken as passed.

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody has however said that he would bring the matter to the notice of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and added that there was no need for a quorum to pass a Bill.

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