Rumpus in Parliament; SF shows photo of Avant Garde chief with minister

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Minister of Regional Development Sarath Fonseka caused a rumpus in Parliament yesterday by showing a photograph of a government minister and Avant Garde Chief Nissanka Senadhipathi whom he accused of corruption, and also by alleging that a former top state official was behind the killing of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

This was actually a follow up action by Minister Fonseka who had accused several Joint Opposition members of serious acts of corruption.

Drama reigned when angry members of the opposition charged that the minister was violating standing orders by making allegations against individual members.

Joint Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara, raising a point of order, said the minister could not make allegations against individual members according to standing orders. “The minister has to bring in a motion if he is to make an allegation against any individual member,” he said.

MPs Wimal Weerawansa and Keheliya Rambukwella also came up with similar arguments.

Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala, who was at the chair, ruled that what the minister said about the MPs would be expunged from the Hansard. Mr. Fonseka said expunging it was unfair as he never claimed that any of the MPs whom he accused had been convicted.

Heated arguments followed this and both minister Fonseka and Joint Opposition members were heard using unparliamentary language. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)

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  • Lions Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:41 AM

    He bites the hand that feeds him. Current rulers too will learn it the hard way.

    Lion Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:57 AM

    Fonseka is the only man who can claim that he did some very important work for this country. Can others who shout at him can claim some thing simmiler except for robbing and plundering this country.

    Truth Friday, 23 September 2016 11:41 AM

    We would have stopped another 5 years of looting and a posperous country by now

    manu Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:00 PM

    He is doing baby politics. He is not matured to do politics and not meant to be a politician. This are the kind of people RW chooses.

    Leela Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:54 PM

    lol you have missed his bank account balance

    kk Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:43 PM

    you are right go ahead SF via DM Android App

    Dhanu Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:50 PM

    I cant even imagine what would happened to this country if this kind of person was elected as the president in 2010

    Unchikun Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:24 AM

    Well done sir , you have expose all these rouges and murderers. Nice. Proude be from Ambalangoda and an Anandian.


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