No pen­sion for 69 first time MPs due to dis­so­lu­tion of par­lia­ment

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

Sixty nine MPs will lose their pen­sion ben­e­fits due to Par­lia­ment be­ing dis­solved prior to the com­ple­tion of its term.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion re­vealed yes­ter­day, 69 first time MPs would lose their monthly pen­sions af­ter Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena’s de­ci­sion to dis­solve Par­lia­ment at mid­night on Fri­day (9).

The list in­cludes many young MPs on both sides as well as older MPs ap­pointed from the Na­tional List.

The cur­rent Par­lia­ment’s term was due to end only in Au­gust, 2020. The dis­so­lu­tion means that a Gen­eral Elec­tion will now be held more than two years ahead of sched­ule.

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