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5 April 2018 08:12 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees, Thilanga Sumathipala today complained to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake had threatened him following the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament yesterday.

In a statement, he said Minister Dissanayake blasted at him in a rowdy manner near the elevator at the second floor.

“In front of police officers, Minister Dissanayake threatened to remove me from the post of Deputy Speaker. Several ministers who witnessed this incident mediated and tried to explain to the minister that his behaviour was indecent,” he said.  

However, Minister Sumathipala had requested the Speaker to hold an impartial inquiry into this incident and take disciplinary measures accordingly.

When Daily Mirror contacted Minister Dissanayake to inquire into the incident, he refuted the allegations levelled by Minister Sumathipala about a bitter experience involving the duo.  

“The Speaker has not approached me regarding such a complaint. If one needs any clarification on the issue, he or she may view the video footages recorded in CCTV cameras at the location where the incident is alleged to have taken place,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 13

  • TONY Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:21 PM


    ANTON Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:36 PM


    UNPer Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:44 PM

    Navin, i am a UNPer to the core. But let me say you need to mature. Your father would NEVER have got into such an ugly situation.

    Ranjith Friday, 06 April 2018 10:35 AM

    Navin is a decent guy. There were no ugly politicians at that time like nowadays

    Unchikun Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:48 PM

    Mama, that boy kicked me. Reminds me of my Montessori days.

    Ramani Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:52 PM

    Well explained Navin

    Dee Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:57 PM

    Horses are different!

    Yehiya Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:23 PM

    These goons are brought to parliament from National list.

    malij Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:31 PM

    We should thrash the people who recommended this guy who had lost badly at the elections and had only come to the parliament through the back door to such a prestigious position.

    Rasheed Friday, 06 April 2018 10:26 AM

    Navin threatening Thilanga, it should be otherway.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 06 April 2018 10:34 AM


    JOTHIPAALA Friday, 06 April 2018 10:49 AM

    Prez. must remove all double gamers.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 06 April 2018 05:20 PM

    Being the Deputy Speaker you should have abstained. Now the only alternative left for you is to resign.

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