WATCH : “Why do we have to agree for laws made elsewhere” Minister lashes out

October 23, 2021 at 4:48 PM

State Minister for Education Reforms Susil Premajayantha has questioned Parliament if it could accept laws that are being drafted elsewhere and as to why such laws should be accepted.

Addressing Parliament yesterday, the Minister lashed out during the debate held on the report of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE).

Stating that the laws are drafted elsewhere, he said it is later brought before the MPs urging them to extend support for the legislature in Parliament.

He pointed out that the Parliamentarians are not here to act as signal poles instead, have a significant role to play.

“I remember, when the former Government was drafting a new constitution, they appointed a select committee which formed six sub-committees, to which legal assistance was given by legal experts. That is what a legislature is supposed to be. Why are we here otherwise?” he further questioned.

State Minister Premajayantha also claimed that MPs who know their subject and highlight matters get only 11 minutes to address Parliament, while certain MPs without knowledge about their subject get more than 15 minutes to speak. (NewsWire)