SLPP MP Shantha Bandara speaking to Parliament yesterday (10) said parliament members are not as privileged as people in the rural areas might think, confessing that the quarters reserved for them in Madiwela are ‘a hell on earth’.
“”There has not been a salary increment for the MPs in this Parliament for fifteen years. We are not asking for a rise, but people should know. Rs. 104 is given for every litre of fuel – diesel – we are entitled to. The official quarters given to MPs over there, it’s a hell on earth, may you go to Madiwela and see. But what is the notion popularised among the villages? That these MPs are given huge castles. Such beliefs created hatred within people. Certain political parties should be responsible for this. Now, a day or two ago, Mr. Nagamuwa representing the Frontline Political Party goes on media saying that this was the first wave they had done and the second wave may be expected soon. What is this second wave? The wave of murdering the 225?” the Ruling Party MP said.