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Kiriella-Thilanga lock horns

29 March 2018 08:27 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Leader of the House, Lakshman Kiriella was reported to have locked horns with Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala at the party leaders’ meeting over his participation at a press conference along with Minister S.B. Dissanayake.

At this press conference, Mr Dissanayake said it would be difficult for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to vote against the No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mr Kiriella took Mr Sumathipala to task over his participation in this meeting.

He reportedly said it was unacceptable for Mr Sumathipala do attend such a news conference organized by a party.

He called the Deputy Speaker's conduct 'unbecoming'.

He said the Deputy Speaker should have resigned if he wanted to brief the media as an SLFP member.

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera also supported the views expressed by Mr Kiriella at this meeting. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 7

  • Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:26 AM

    Mr. President, beware of your enemy in your own house. The belief is that should the JO win the NCM against the PM, then the speaker will resign and Sumathipala will automatically become the Speaker. He is known to play both fields. After that the next strategy of the JO will be an impeachment against you, the President - so watch out.

    Sunil Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:35 AM

    Minister S B said the correct thing. These guys who have ruined Sri Lanka should be chased away.

    prabha Thursday, 29 March 2018 05:35 PM

    Then start by chasing MR and his gang including SB, away.

    Wije Thursday, 29 March 2018 08:35 PM

    Both are politicians rejected by voters

    Kumara Dharmarathne Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:37 AM

    Mr.Kiriella, These guys lost election but found in the Parliament due to some ones' ignorance. People are aware that this type of people will do anything for their own benefit. In the first place,you should be blamed for making people like them Deputy Speaker. Our Parliament has gone to dogs.

    Neil Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:40 AM

    What else one could expect from two bovines?

    Observer Thursday, 29 March 2018 04:04 PM

    How many horns do they have in all?

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