Parliament: One sitting costs taxpayers eleven million rupees in Sri Lanka

  • 23 Mar 2009 08:48:16 GMT

    Api Okkoma Rajawaru!

    Pan nathinam Cake kapalla.

    Diesal Vedinam Gon Karaththe Palayalla.

  • 23 Mar 2009 09:50:16 GMT

    The meeharak wont mind it .... as long as they hear and see state media`s claim on the number of tamils killed.

    vihilupilley and vihilupakse playing vihilu thahalu at the cost of the tax payers. they will build there family wealth put the future generation of tax payer in debt and laugh all the way after their term .

  • 23 Mar 2009 10:37:38 GMT

    [vihilupilley and vihilupakse playing vihilu thahalu at the cost of the tax payers]

    You mean Vihilupilley also in parliament ???

    [Remind me of French revolution.]

    [The meeharak wont mind it .... as long as they hear and see state media`s claim on the number of tamils killed. ]

    WHAT are you talking about ?

    This figure is achieved dividing total allocation/cost for parliament (including staff salaries, power bills, committees, security, training, local and foreign transportation etc) by total sitting days per year and it is not the amount they use for for each sitting.

    If you apply equal type of method to Educational , Health, Irrigation or any other institute you can create news with astonishing amounts.

    You have to divide the figure by 365 days to get a correct idea as 85% of this is monthly recurrent expenditure.

    Who are meeharak ?

  • 23 Mar 2009 14:35:32 GMT

    What is the constructive work happening inside with this much of expenditure?

    Please note this amount may not include the MP`s salaries& benefits, their support staff benefits and other allowances. Then calculate the actual cost.

    Some of the budget proposals which to be approved before 31st march as an act will only be taken to discuss this week. Last week of may. But the talk is we are progressing in our way to Development

    One Reason for the delay is MP`s were busy with Provincial council elections earlier.

    I can remember once amendments to the Inland revenue bill was passed after 1st April.

    Waste of Public funds/ Taxpayers money?

    If our main legislature is a white elephant like this is it worth to talk about the Provincial councils which we had separate elections from last qtr. last year.

    Meeharak may be the people who send this 225 to inside to do Sweet nothing as per my assumption which include the writer too.

  • 23 Mar 2009 17:05:58 GMT

    A parallel point to ponder... and a random rant

    How much of tax payers time/money/personal energy (and not to mention organization costs) does Nimal Siripala Silva waste when he gets the new medical interns to come to Colombo to receive intern appointments? Every year I hear about this event he turns up over three hours late only to show his face. Why can`t the appointments be mailed out... My feeling is that the interns could care less about getting the appointment letter from the hon. minister.

  • 23 Mar 2009 17:28:01 GMT

    Take that 11. million rupees, set 225 video conferencing systems i MP`s houses, they can participate for the parliament in their respective electorate.

    Except a few, MP`s who come to parliament don`t do much other than casting votes in some decisions. And they eat luxury food and waste money,..

    It`s time to use technology and get rid of a bunch of bench warmers ans save some money,...

    After all, the `Chandadasa` can see his `Mamber Thuma` in his own area,....

  • 23 Mar 2009 18:39:07 GMT

    There is a simple way of reducing or even stopping this huge, enormous and useless cost to our poor SRI LANKA:


    Send MPs to the fields to drive buffaloes! Like this they can help the `grow more food` campaign of the President Rajapaksha, to make SRI LANKA sufficient in much needed food.

    What about the world`s largest squad of Ministers?

    Send them to `open` different projects already under construction such as expressways, schools, harbors, airports, WC etc etc. If I have forgotten some, you readers can imagine or add to my list!

    With this new system, the importation of gas guzzling luxury vehicles can come to a halt. Helicopter rides, air transport to foreign countries count to millions of dollars..can be saved!

    MPs` & Ministers` luxury apartments & houses can be given to the poor house less population...

    Mahinda Rajapaksha can continue his CHINTANAYA to make SRI LANKA, a paradise on earth......with billions of rupees thus saved!

  • 23 Mar 2009 20:37:20 GMT

    Shouldn`t it be BLACK ELEPHANT?

  • 24 Mar 2009 10:51:47 GMT

    Well, what about the cost of other institutions like..

    Provincial Councils, Municipal councils, Pradeshiya Saba etc..