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Sri Lanka MP’s pampered with free body massage

By Our Political Correspondent

Dec 20, 2015 19:59 PM GMT+0530 | 8 Comment(s)


ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's law makers are entitled to duty free cars and heavily subsidised five-star meals in addition to a retinue of personal staff all paid by the state, but they are now being offered free spa treatment too.

The members of parliament elected at the August elections were told that they have access to the "Pancha Karma Treatment" that includes head massage, foot therapy and full body massage.

Thrown in free are "beauty culture" as well as Korean acupuncture treatment .

"The Hon Members of parliament who come to this centre are examined for diagnosis and necessary medicines and treatment are provided to them free of charge," according to instructions given to MPs.

A speciality of the medical services offered at parliament is treatment for obesity. MPs are offered subsidised meals. they pay LKR 10 for a cup of plain tea, and LKR 60 for a full breakfast while lunch is a pricy LKR 150.

MPs can entertain upto a dozen guests at a time by paying only LKR 250 per head for a five-star meal.

The ayurveda centre in parliament is manned by staff from the Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital in Borella. In addition, an allopathic medical facility is also operated inside parliament complex to treat MPs, staff and their families as well as visitors.

All 225 MPs are covered by a group medical insurance which will pay hospital bills upto LKR 200,000 a year for every member. They are also covered by a LKR 5.0 million life insurance policy in case of an accident or a terrorist attack. (COLOMBO, Dec 20, 2015)



  1. Boggy July 06, 11:45 AM

    Always with a Happy Ending at the cost of the public

  2. Gamage April 02, 06:50 AM

    Our people are very happy to keep fun our lovely parliament members because they are slaves

  3. Sunimal Perera January 03, 10:55 AM

    This facility is nothing new. MPs have had the luxury of having a massage as far back as 2005. A facility given by our former president.

  4. C Silva January 01, 04:39 AM

    I live in the vicinity of the mad house. I go for my regular walks in those jogging tracks, Has anyone notice 2 to 3 pack of dogs in there, Has anyone ask the question why who were they in their previous lives. I used to have lot of anger , resentment over these issues, Now I dont. All the answers are here. If you do spend public money according to your conscious you have nothing to worry.Otherwise.....

  5. sacre12ka4blieu December 24, 08:29 AM

    Eddie Boy, this has been a trip for quite some time, where the fattening of the lamb Pig for the slaughter, finally. They may have got this idea from the actresses who are known to run such massage clinics. Look at the week end Hit Add mag, and you will surely notice the faces in those massage parlour adds ,as foreign and not local. Strange is it not?

  6. JMadawala December 23, 09:32 AM

    I can not believe the present government allows these to go on. All of these facilities should be withdrawn immediately.

  7. eddie boy December 22, 09:30 AM

    Beauty culture too. Some of them need it badly. I missed this point in my last comment

  8. Eddie-Boy December 22, 09:23 AM

    A blessed obese lot, and they will get fatter now, all at the expense of the taxpayer. They do not pay any tax. The new budget is for them and the rich, not for the poor. Why does the Inland Revenue not question the as to how they got rich?

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