’There is no government in the country’

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Opposition MPs request Speaker to order Media to refrain from indicating that there is a government

 

 LATE-CITY-DM-1-7By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana

  
Several opposition MPs yesterday requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to order media to refrain from indicating that there is a government in the country at the moment in their news reports.  

 

This request was made by MPs S. M. Marikkar, Hirunika Premachandra and Rauff Hakeem.  

 

  • You have officially mentioned that there is no government, a PM or a Cabinet


“You have officially mentioned that there is no government, a Prime Minister or a Cabinet at the moment. Therefore, it is appropriate that you order them not to indicate that LATE-CITY-DM-1-5there is a government, a Cabinet and a Prime Minister. Media refer to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and calls others in UPFA as ministers. This is not correct as you have declared that there is no government at the moment while the official Hansard in Parliament had reported the same. Therefore you should order the media to change the ways they report,” Mr. Hakeem said.  


Ms. Premachandra said media should stop being servile to certain politicians.   

 

no government, a Prime Minister or a Cabinet at the moment. Therefore, it is appropriate that you order them not to indicate that there is a government

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