The Opposition Leader’s conduct in Parliament has come under scrutiny, with Minister Amaraweera expressing criticism. The minister, noting a perceived deviation from past practices, highlighted that the current Opposition Leader engages in activities not relevant to the day’s agenda, leading to a perceived waste of parliamentary time.
Minister Amaraweera emphasized the historical role of opposition leaders in supporting government programs in the past. However, he contends that the present opposition leader refrains from endorsing any government initiatives aimed at addressing public concerns.
In his 29 years of parliamentary experience, the minister claimed not to have witnessed an opposition leader with such characteristics. He urged the Speaker to intervene and address what he sees as a misuse of powers by the opposition leader.
Additionally, Minister Amaraweera advocated for the re-establishment of discipline among Members of Parliament. To achieve this, a parliamentary committee has been proposed to introduce new rules and regulations. These regulations are expected to cover various aspects, including the conduct, behavior, and ethical standards of MPs, with a focus on preventing theft, fraud, and corruption.