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MP Mannapperuma suspended from sessions for touching Mace

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday announced that the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Gampaha District MP Ajith Mannapperuma, will be suspended from attending sessions for four weeks from yesterday. The Speaker said that this decision is taken as touching the Mace is an offence according to Standing Orders. A tense situation flared up during the debate in the Chamber and MP Ajith Mannapperuma, came near the Mace and slapped it with his hand. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena warned him.

The Speaker said that MP’s action is very disgraceful. He askED him to leave the Chamber and the Speaker adjourned the House for a ten minutes.

After the proceedings began, the Speaker announced that MP Ajith Mannapperuma had touched the Mace in the Chamber and according to Standing Order 77(03) touching the Mace while it was inside the well of the House is a serious act of indiscipline.

Therefore, according to the Standing Order, the MP was suspended for four weeks.

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