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Knife brandishing: Complaint lodged against Ranjan, Palitha

16 November 2018 12:21 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government yesterday said it had lodged a complaint with the police over UNP MPs Ranjan Ramanayake and Palitha Thewarapperuma who had allegedly threatened government MPs in Parliament with a knife.

Govt. MP Indika Anuruddha said a complaint has been lodged with the police post at the Parliamentary complex.

“Both Ranjan Ramanayake and Palitha Thewarapperuma threatened me with a knife inside the chamber. When I brought Speaker’s attention to this, he said not knives but swords should be brought in because of the current state of affairs.

"This is unacceptable. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s seat was a few rows away from these unruly MPs. This was a threat to all MPs. Therefore, we lodged the complaint with the police,” he told a news briefing held at the Prime Minister’s Office.

MP Johnston Fernando said the MPs who allegedly threatened others with a knife should be arrested. “We have to find out how a knife was brought into parliament. We will bring this issue to the attention of both the President and IGP as well,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 24

  • ali Friday, 16 November 2018 12:57 AM

    With them, the notorious thugs like Johnston, Ranaweera, Dilum, Mahindananda

    lkboy Friday, 16 November 2018 09:38 AM

    Yes, for damaging public property.

    Abey Friday, 16 November 2018 01:42 PM

    Is this the same guy who claimed he met Pradeep Ekneligoda in Paris. BLoody liers an crooks, the whole lot

    Gamage Friday, 16 November 2018 01:13 AM

    They should be dismissed from Parliament, barred from contesting and police should take them to courts. A DISGRACE to SL.

    Gam Kula Friday, 16 November 2018 09:36 AM

    How about the murderers of Lasantha, Thajudeen, and many others murdered under MR's regime ? They are in MR's side.

    Hodha 5 Friday, 16 November 2018 01:54 AM

    Time to come political parties will give nominations to black belt karate holders

    PALITH PERERA Friday, 16 November 2018 01:56 AM


    BSP Friday, 16 November 2018 02:06 AM

    If they brought a knife that is a bad thing to do, but allowing persons with allegations of corruption and murders to sit there is deplorable

    Man from SriLanka Friday, 16 November 2018 02:07 AM

    This sounds like 5 year old in nursery "miss miss he threatened with a pencil" miss miss

    RP Friday, 16 November 2018 02:18 AM

    Crying over spilt milk having lost the vote. How could a person bring a knife to chamber with all security measures in place unless the knife is a plastic one. Do they have any video evidence?

    AINSLEY FERNANDO Friday, 16 November 2018 02:27 AM

    It was a "SELLAM KNIFE" or a Letter Opener. If the Hambanthota Major could say that he brandished a "SELLAM PISTHOLAYAK", why not the others.

    Jaffna Logic Friday, 16 November 2018 02:47 AM

    This is what happens when thugs and film actors are allowed to become MPs. At least for the future, all aspiring MPs should satisfy a mandatory prerequisite of a University degree or a Law professional qualification.

    Redflame Friday, 16 November 2018 03:38 AM

    Number 1 thugs in parliament from both sides. These MP's not suited even for local council. May god bless to my country.

    Andrew Friday, 16 November 2018 03:50 AM

    The words that come out of the unruely, uneducated and wild life mouths of the so called pathetic representatives of our country are much sharper than knivesAndrew

    Dallas Friday, 16 November 2018 04:28 AM

    These are Yahapalanaya guys, it is ok for them,

    Wijetunge Friday, 16 November 2018 05:26 AM

    The myth that only Rajapaksas hold the monopoly in in thuggery and violence is at long last put to rest.Shame on the UNP, you are as ghastly as the rest.

    Max Friday, 16 November 2018 05:30 AM

    A good example to showcase UNP brand of democracy.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 16 November 2018 05:52 AM

    Carefully see if it was a toy knife,Because politicians normally carry toy weapons.

    Seqi Friday, 16 November 2018 06:06 AM

    Maybe from the canteen.....better to have plastic knives as on airlines or better still none at all.

    ANTON Friday, 16 November 2018 06:08 AM


    Tom Jones Friday, 16 November 2018 09:49 AM

    What is the harm in having a toy knife or letter opener in the Parliament. I hope you have not forgotten the day in Parliament when all SLFP , updates and SLPP came drunk to parliament and spent the night playing BURUWA in the parliament and went to sleep therein. The aggressive party in this case is definitely the SLFP/ SLPP coyotes.

    Rasheed Friday, 16 November 2018 11:23 AM

    In the news they exactly showed the person who was having the knife.

    Niz Friday, 16 November 2018 11:25 AM

    Thanks to Hiru

    SAM Friday, 16 November 2018 11:28 AM

    Dogs should be treated like dogs.

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