20 September, 2020

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Video: Sri Lanka’s Pioneering MP Monitoring Website To Be Unveiled This Friday

Sri Lanka’s pioneering trilingual Members of Parliament (MP) monitoring website (www.manthri.lk) that ranks MPs in the Sri Lankan Parliament, based on their parliamentary performance, is to be launched this Friday evening (23rd August 2013), at the BMICH.

The site aims to increase the expectations that the Sri Lankan public have of their MPs and incentivize better performance.

The politically unaffiliated and neutral site is being launched in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages, to empower the general public to assess the performance of various parliamentarians in several truly objective ways.

The site aims to use state-of-the-art technology to employ credible, reliable methodologies. More details are to be revealed at the launch. Here is a video clip that summarizes the objective of the site.

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    The launch will on Friday, 23 August 2013 in Committee Room D of the BMICH at 5.45pm to 7pm, followed by light refreshments. Please RSVP to Donald@veriteresearch.org by Wednesday, 21 August.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1376539159235207/

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    Be warned, this will be closed down under a Code of Ethics, when it will
    without doubt effect UPFA faternity – these sort of educating
    our Shinhala Voters is not a Kingdom building idea!

    Not a single UPFA will have a chance to re-enter Parliament in the
    future – even by stroming the EC Office.

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    Interesting. Let’s see what’s next !?

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    Great idea.

    Congratulations to Sri Lankans behind this project long required in SL.

    However, both leading political parties, Uncle Nephew Party(UNP) & Sri Lanka Family Party(SLFP) are highly corrupt. And are major suppliers of MPs to SLs national assembly. Thanks to stupid voters.

    They will try to corrupt this initiative when their MPs end up with awful ratings eventually.

    Ruling clan will first try to appease the people behind it. Then move on to harsher measures like domain blocking, a buy-out via Milinda Moragoda, verbal abuse and even violence etc.

    Nevertheless this initiative is badly needed in SL.

    USA has Truth-O-Meter and does great service. Chek it out:
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/

    Good luck to all Sri Lankans behind this project.

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    “Sri Lanka’s pioneering trilingual Members of Parliament (MP) monitoring website (www.manthri.lk) that ranks MPs in the Sri Lankan Parliament, based on their parliamentary performance, is to be launched this Friday evening (23rd August 2013), at the BMICH.”

    Will they allow to post comments as well?

    Without comments opportunities for readers, it will be bland and dry like the State Controlled Shill newspapers Daily news and Daily Mirror.

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    The MPs are in Parliment for their own interest.Almost all of them say one thing and do another thing after elections.They are stooges of their own political and Government leaders. They dont have independent voice.The opposition MPs are powerless and helpless but the Ruling and allied party MPs are there to defend the rulers.Sometimes they talk and most of the times they just keep quiet and scared to open the mouth.Any way we can see the results after the launch.

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    Ranks and Performances of Members of Diyavannaaoya Piggery??????????.

    We can Rank Them on Bribery, Womanizing, Looting of public property and Historical sites, destroying of environment, and on murderers, rapists , racketeers and extortionists, Drug peddlers, .

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    People are disgusted of parliamentarians. The need of
    the hour is to empower the people to stand up against
    all atrocities perpetrated on the people by them.
    A strict Code of Ethics would require to show to the public
    the performance these corrupt stick-en
    hooligans in parliament without a strict censor.Thus one
    cannot think of a way for the website to operate independently, politically unaffiliated and neutral manner.
    There are kick-backs to incentivize their performance.

    Any way we have to wait and see how this website works.

    Chandra Seneviratne

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      Well said. Let us wait n see how Manthri.lk will work independently without any strings being attached, for the greater good of the maintenance of “true” Law and Order; and not from “commands” of the SL-GOVT as becoming orders from the very top wrongfully interpreted as “Laws”.

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    Interesting initiative and I like the idea, but it’s hard to see this working out with our bunch of parliament jokers.

    1. How can we be sure the creators of the site are unbiased and wont manipulate the results it to make their masters happy?
    2. Even if the creators are genuinely neutral I find it hard to believe the badly affected MP’s would standby idle without trying to get fake votes in.
    3. Will this become a popularity contest as usual?

    Regards,
    Shafraz

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    what’s the point in naming and shaming Sri Lankan MPS and politicians in general. They are all rogues and they don’t have any shame what so ever.

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    I think the names of the party henchmen who propose these MPs to contest should also be included in the list. The major parties give party tickets to all the bottom dwellers and the stupid voters vote for the party thus ensuring idiots to enter parliament. From then on they say ‘we came in with a popular vote’. This is taken as a licence to loot public property, get commissions on public works and the list goes on. Some of these idiots have not uttered a word in parliament at all or contributed to any deliberations. It is a shame that all the decisions are taken at the palace and the parliament is there as a showcase to show the masses, that there is democracy.

    It is much easier if people think critically and reject unsuitable candidates irrespective of party label.

    Let us wait and see how this works.

    One thing for sure. This will be labelled as a device for the Colombo or city folks who has no power to change the thinking of the rural voters and they determine who gets a majority in parliament.

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    This country needs sanity. Any attempt to bring back at least something of it is welcome. I believe this is a great initiative.

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    good work.

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