Poor Attendance at Parliamentary Workshop Yesterday
Nearly 62 Members of Parliament participated in the workshop commenced yesterday in Parliamentary complex. Nine MPs of the Tamil National Alliance, 9 Members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance and the ruling party’s 44 Members of Parliament participated are among those attended. Out of 225 Members of Parliament ,only above members attended.
This workshop was arranged to enhance the Parliamentary knowledge of monitoring MPs appointed to monitor Ministries.Six British MPs services are obtained as external resource personnel.
While addressing the inaugural session, Prime Minister , Ranil said that all these time what the Parliament doing was just a postmortem on Public Accounting . We examine Public accounts after it was incurred.By doing this late postmortem nothing could be done fruitfully.Hence, we should empower the Parliament to check Public Accountability while it is being incurred . Thereby, we could avoid wasteful expenditure and frauds, he said.