Jul 03, 2018

Calls for an probe on Wijayakala

A heated exchange took place in parliament today (03) over state minister - Wijayakala Maheswaran's statement, which sparked much controversy.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned parliament until tomorrow after the opposition benches erupted in uproar over the statement.

Speaker also informed parliament that a disciplinary inquiry against the state minister will be initiated.  

Meanwhile, former minister - Mervyn Silva too had called to hold a probe against the state minister's statement.
He noted that such persons should be stripped of their ministerial portfolios, adding that Ms. Wijayakala has strong ties with the Tamil diaspora. He also emphasised that the government should take action against her instead of remaining silent.
Mr. Silva's audio clip in Sinhala is as follows :