Deputy Ministers clash in Matale

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A tense situation erupted at a UPFA meeting in Matale this evening, following a heated argument between Transport Deputy Minister Rohana Dissanayake and Higher Education Deputy Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake, sources said.

Following the argument, the police immediately took away Deputy Minister Ekanayake from the stage. Later a group of people, who were among the crowd, had hurled stones towards the vehicle in which Ekanayake was travelling. The meeting was attended by Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, but he had already left when this incident took place.

The tense situation developed when Deputy Minister Ekanayake remarked, “The people involved in this meeting are my people, but I didn’t receive any invitation to attend it. I was sidelined by these henchmen.”

With the remark, Deputy Minister Dissanayake started the argument criticizing Deputy Minister Ekanayake, which led to a tense situation.
It is learnt that apparently having learnt about the incident, President Mahinda Rajapaksa had phoned Deputy Minister Dissanayake.

(M.W.Somaratane and Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

  Comments - 23

  • Wimal-modawansa Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:31 PM

    Great show.Keep up the good work.

    Priyantha Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:31 PM

    Boomerang one day

    Matalee Friday, 11 March 2011 07:49 AM

    Once upon a time there were great leaders this great City (who produced National heros) was proud of. Not so now, as vermin of every colour has decended from far afield and laid seige to power. Thanks Rakapashe!

    Siva Thursday, 10 March 2011 05:22 PM

    Good fighting spirit keep it up


    rosh Thursday, 10 March 2011 05:36 PM

    In vain, they should have killed each other. Then 2 less more to go

    lankan Thursday, 10 March 2011 05:53 PM

    shame and they still want to lead this country for another 6 to 7 years

    DSR-Neckar Thursday, 10 March 2011 05:52 PM

    Education minister with out Education and decipline fight with Transportaion minister!!! Very nice!!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 10 March 2011 06:18 PM

    Whatever hardships we have to undergo, there is ample opportunities for entertainment with the jokers of this government: pure fun, at no cost!

    sahan Friday, 11 March 2011 08:33 AM

    Whatever we say will go to deaf ears ..... a miracle should hit SL to wipe out all the bad politicos

    ajith Friday, 11 March 2011 08:52 AM

    They are like mad dogs!!!!

    kolla Friday, 11 March 2011 05:13 AM

    Hurehhhh... long live UPFA.

    Manujer Friday, 11 March 2011 05:35 AM

    That will never ever happen.

    haawa Friday, 11 March 2011 05:54 AM

    Please continue shooting and killing each other until all power -hungry ,uncaring-about- the-country, UPFA kingpins are gone..

    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 11 March 2011 01:24 AM

    Next UNP government will back with 5/6 majority. Always SLFP end with poverty.

    wara Friday, 11 March 2011 03:03 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    nikita Friday, 11 March 2011 03:21 AM

    keep killing and eating each other, at least one less is a profit to the country

    Kolitha Friday, 11 March 2011 03:30 AM

    Sack both of them from Ministerial posts.

    Rajith Thursday, 10 March 2011 02:02 PM

    Battle of the Blue's !!! Go boys Go.......

    KN Thursday, 10 March 2011 02:42 PM

    Why we Sri Lankans cannot demand better qualities from politicians? If all of us refuse to vote for corrupt people, political parties will be forced to field genuine people. Our politicians seems not to have learnt anything from what is happening in Middle East.

    Handipora Thursday, 10 March 2011 02:35 PM

    Great Guns are firing at each other. Great fun!!!@!!!

    anpan Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:58 PM

    Miracle of Asia !!

    M.Jayatunga Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:05 PM

    Honda honda sellam elivena jaametalu


    I Hussein Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:15 PM

    This is better than Royal Thomian.

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