Deputy Speaker sub­mits par­lia­men­tary brawl re­port

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Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

A. C. SHAHUL HAMEED COLOMBO— Deputy Speaker of the Sri Lanka Par­lia­ment Mr. Su­math­ipala sub­mit­ted a re­port on the fra­cas in the House to the Speaker Mr. Karu Jaya­suriya, late Satur­day. UPFA Gam­paha Dis­trict MP Pras­sana Ranaweera and Ka­lu­tara Dis­trict UNP MP Palitha The­vap­pe­ruma have been iden­ti­fied as the per­sons who were re­spon­si­ble for the brawl at the Par­lia­ment few days ago.

When the House com­menced sit­tings Speaker Jaya­suriya stated that dis­ci­plinary ac­tion be taken against the two MPs in­volved in the­clash.

Leader of the House Lak­sh­man Kiriella pro­posed That MPs in­volved be sus­pended from Par­lia­ment for one week and the House agreed.

The Gov­ern­ment and the Op­po­si­tion MPs clashed in Par­lia­ment on May 3 af­ter the Gov­ern­ment hadrefused to ac­cedeto the de­mand of Joint Op­po­si­tion MPs to re­verse its de­ci­sion to re­verse its de­ci­sion to re­duce se­cu­rity pro­vided to for­mer Pres­i­dent Mahinda Ra­japakse . Sev­eral MPs were in­jured and UNP par­lia­men­tar­ian San­deeth Sa­ma­ras­inghe was hos­pi­talised. Some Op­po­si­tion MPs op­posed the re­port but the Par­lia­ment ap­proved the pro­posal.

The Joint Op­po­si­tion said re­mov­ing the Army com­man­dos from for­mer Pres­i­dent Mahinda Ra­japakse’s se­cu­rity con­tin­gent posed a ma­jor threat to his life while sev­eral moves had been made to re­vive LTTE ac­tiv­i­ties.

The LTTE as wiped out in 2009 by the gov­ern­ment forces dur­ing the Ra­japakkse regime.

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