An ugly scene occurred at the United National Party (UNP) parliamentary group meeting this morning following a heated argument between Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP Kalutara District MP Palitha Tevarapperuma.
Sources said Mr. Wickremesinghe had retorted strongly when Mr. Tevarapurma faulted him for including a certain candidate in the party’s nominations list for the provincial council elections from the Kalutara District.
According to an eye witness, Mr. Teverapperuma had moved towards Mr. Wickremesinghe in a threatening manner soon after the meeting was over but had been prevented from approaching him by MP Ranjan Ramanayake, Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga and Mr. Wickremesinghe’s security officers.
Daily Mirror learns that some MPs had urged that a disciplinary inquiry be held against Mr. Tevarapurma. (Yohan Perera)