Delay In MP Code Of Conduct - Anura Kumara Explains

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said he was not in a position to disclose the ‘timelines’ of the Code of Conduct of Parliamentary Members.

JVP Leader Dissanayake who is also a member of the National Advisory Committee has been assigned with the task of drafting the Code of Conduct for MPs – a promise that was made under the 100 day programme of President Maithripala Sirisena.

According to the original plan, the Code of Conduct was supposed to be introduced on January 22.

Speaking to Asian Mirror this morning (05), the JVP Leader said he was still in the process of discussing with various parties with regard to the Code of Conduct.

“Therefore,” he said, “the date of submission of the Code of Conduct cannot be announced yet.”

When asked about the areas that have already been finalized, Dissanayake said he could not comment on a programme that was still underway.

However, addressing a JVP meeting two weeks ago, the JVP leader said he would take measures to introduce a strict code of conduct of MPs, prohibiting them from “playing around” with the mandate they received from the people.

“After seeing our draft, I don’t know whether they will be afraid to proceed with that,” the JVP Leader said at the party meeting.


(Prabath Matharage)

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