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* Sri Lanka Speaker warns popular newspaper editor to be more responsible and report accurate facts
Mon, Dec 5, 2022, 10:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana today strongly warned the editor of a popular mainstream newspaper to be more responsible to investigate into the truth and report accurate facts when reporting news.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana announced to Parliament today (05) that he strongly advises the editor of the "Sunday Times" newspaper to find out the truth and report news with a greater sense of responsibility and accuracy when reporting.

Denying the report published by the newspaper regarding the retirement age of the Secretary General of the Parliament, the Speaker emphasized that the news article published in the "Sunday Times" newspaper on Sunday 04th of December 2022 under the heading "Committee rejects move to increase retirement age of Parliament Secretary General" is a false news.

The Speaker asserted that there was no discussion regarding the retirement of the Secretary General of the Parliament in the Parliamentary Staff Advisory Committee meeting chaired by him at the Speaker’s office recently and emphasized that only the retirement age of parliamentary staff members was taken into discussion on that day.

The Speaker also informed that there was no discussion regarding the matters related to the personal staff of the Secretary General Secretary of Parliament as indicated in the said newspaper article.

Agreeing with the Speaker, the Leader of the House Dr. Susil Premajayantha stated in Parliament that all the facts in the Sunday Times newspaper article are false.

Dr. Premajayantha, providing further information, said the discussion was only about the Sravasti building, which is controlled by the Speaker, and in general, as to what level the retirement age of the parliamentary employees should be set in consideration of the other public sector employees.

He said that not a single word about the Secretary General of the Parliament or his staff was discussed in the said meeting.

Therefore, the Leader of the House requested that the persons responsible for this newspaper report be summoned to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges.

Sajith Premadasa, Leader of the Opposition who commented on the newspaper article, asserted that no discussion was held on the retirement age of the Secretary General of the Parliament in the relevant meeting and only the retirement age of the Parliament employees in general was discussed.

Leader of the House Dr. Susil Premajayantha, Sajith Premadasa, Leader of the Opposition, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, State Minister of Finance were present at the said Staff Advisory Committee meeting held.


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