A survey done among a pool of our readers to identify the top 3% among people representatives in parliament among the 225 who had contributed to the ongoing debate constructively and intelligently from the quality of healthcare to education to industrial output, from the pandemic management to public sector governance to poverty alleviation .
Also People Representatives who stood firmly to protect good governance and won the confidence of the public. The following eight parliamentarians representing the key parties got the top marks. a few others Dr Rajitha Senaratne and Sudarshini Fernandopulle were fearless voices during the height of the pandemic. Harin Fernando, Kumara Welgame, SM Marrika, M Nanayakkara and M Rahaman raised issues fearlessly . Also Sajith Premadasa on grassroots issues and Harsha de Silva on the economy .
They all deserved to be mentioned. The public who pays for their upkeep wants representatives with some intelligence and tenacity to fulfill their responsibilities effectively.
Many are throughly disappointed with their contribution. More than 60% of the MPs most people have no recollection of their names or faces. That sums up their pathetic contribution of that 60+%.