Lawmakers shouldn’t be deprived of legitimate perks and privileges


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A member of the joint opposition and MP Bandula Gunawardena said that the right of lawmakers to receive massive duty exemptions as well as newly introduced Rs 100,000 special allowance though the national economy was in dire straits.

The MP emphasized that lawmakers shouldn’t be deprived of legitimate perks and privileges endorsed by parliament.

“I wasn’t ashamed and I would gladly accept even a higher allowance,” he said.

He wasn’t The JO member asserted that the crisis in the national economy couldn’t be addressed by lawmakers depriving themselves of what they were entitled to, the MP further added.

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