Nov 16, 2018

UPFA MPs hurl objects at police : Speaker escorted out

Protesting UPFA MPs have hurled objects placed on the Speaker's desk at police personnel who had escorted the Speaker and the Mace into the House.

However, the Speaker and the Mace was escorted out as the situation escalated.

When the police initially entered, UPFA MP Johnston Fernando assaulted the police with a chair while Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen silently looking at the chaos, making no measure to restrain his supporters.

Meanwhile, live footage also showed that the Speaker's chair was also carried away by a MP.