Strict disciplinary action against MPs involved in clash
Posted on May 4th, 2016


The report compiled on the clash which broke out in Parliament yesterday recommends the highest possible disciplinary action against MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma and Prasanna Ranaweera for causing the tense situation to escalate into an exchange of blows, according to sources.

Cabinet Minister for Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was delivering a statement regarding the decision to replace the military security of the former President with police personnel when certain opposition MPs raised objections clashed with government MPs on Tuesday (3).

This prompted Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to adjourn Parliament until today and call for a report from the Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Chairman of Committees in connection with the incident. He also informed Parliament that suitable action would be instigated against the MPs involved in the incident.

The report, which was handed over to the Speaker today at the Parliament premises, has reportedly made several observations and recommendations.

According to sources, it is recommended that a strong warning be issued to the MPs from both sides who gathered at the center of the chamber at the time and caused a disturbance to proceedings.

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