Use of Filth in Parliament.
Posted on February 10th, 2022

Garvin Karunaratne

I refer to Jamila Husain’s article

Rising number of Government (SLPP) MPs resort to using filth in parliament
in your esteemed columns.

I was beside Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake at a meeting, possibly at Tolangamuwa Central. The Prime Minister was presiding and I think it was a meeting organized by the rural development society. 

The speaker from the rural development society was speaking and used the word: aru. The PrimeMinister turned to me  “What is the meaning of Aru. I replied that it was a derogatory manner of referring to a person. The Prime Minister kept on listening, when the speaker used the word MU. “GA what does that word Mu mean?. “It is also a derogatory manner of referring to a person.” I replied. “Stop him speaking at once “ordered the Prime Minister. He was angry.  I got up, snatched the microphone away from the speaker and pushed him  out of the stage.  I was about to get back to my seat beside the Prime Minister when he ordered me. “Apologise to the people for the use of sauch foul language at this meeting” .

I grabbed the microphone and said  that the Prime Minister ordered me to apologise for  the use of that foul language at this public meeting.

What of today?

Garvin Karunaratne

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