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Apr 06, 2018

Speaker comments on Thilanga’s complaint (update)

The Members of Parliament argued with each other in parliament today (06) in connection with the complaint lodged by Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala alleging that Minister Navin Dissanayake had attacked him in parliament after the vote of the PM’s No Confidence vote.

The Speaker however, gave a pledge that he would conduct an investigation regarding this incident.

The Speaker notified the house that by arguing about this incident, time allocated for parliament matters was being wasted and asked the members not to disrupt the time allocated for house matters until a complete investigation on the issue is conducted.

last update- 12.50 pm

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Navin threatened me – Thilanga complains

Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala had complained to the Speaker Karu Jayasooriya that Minister Navin Dissanayake had threatened him after the vote on the no confidence motion against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was taken.

I his complaint, Sumathipala had noted that Dissanayaka had abused him in harsh language and threatened to have him removed from the deputy speaker post.

The letter is seen below

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