Jan 10, 2018

Agitated parliament suspended until 23rd(update)

Due to the volatility that erupted in parliament today, the Speaker suspended sittings until January 23.

Although parliament was scheduled to carry out its sittings until 06.30 pm, due to the volatile atmosphere it was initially suspended for 10 minutes, but later it was decided to adjourn parliament until January 23.

MP Ranjith Soysa suffered bruises during the confrontations, and was treated within the parliament complex.

update at 19:42pm


Parliament that spoke of rogues, ends in blows

Parliament was convened to debate the Treasury Bond Commission report today (10), but it ended up in blows between the members of parliament.

The fist fight involved the members of the government and the Joint Opposition.

While the Joint Opposition was seen chasing the government ministers and attacking them shouting slogans ‘Who’s the rogue…. Ranil is the rogue…’, the government members retaliated with ‘Who’s the rogue… Mahinda is the rogue..’

However due to the Joint Opposition members behaving in a hostile manner during Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s special statement, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya suspended parliament for ten minutes.

It was decided to hold the party leaders meeting during that break.