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* 65 new MPs from remote areas request for official quarters in Colombo
Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 11:59 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 15, Colombo: It has been reported that 65 newly elected parliamentarians have applied for official residences in Colombo, according to parliamentary officials.

The majority of those who applied for official quarters in Colombo were residents of remote areas such as Jaffna, Batticaloa, Ampara, Badulla, Moneragala and Hambantota.

When Lankadeepa inquired about this from the Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Neil Iddawela, he has said that the provision of houses to the newly elected Members of Parliament has become a serious problem as about 20 other former Members of Parliament have not left their residences at the Madiwela official quarters.

The Deputy Secretary General said that the former MPs had been instructed to vacate the houses again last week.

Meanwhile, former parliamentarians, Sidney Jayaratne, M. Nasir and Shastini Sri Skandarasa have handed over their official quarters and left the Madiwela MP's quarters yesterday (14), according to parliamentary sources.

It is reported that several former parliamentarians have left their official quarters with their belongings but have not handed over their keys in a proper manner.

Parliamentary officials say that those who live far away will be given priority in providing official quarters to the newly elected Members of Parliament.

According to parliamentary sources, the number of new members elected to the ninth parliament is 72.

 

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