With the eruption of heated arguments among the ruling and Opposition members of the Kaduwela Municipal Council, the sessions were adjourned restricting the day's session to just five minutes today.
When the day’s proceedings commenced, a question relating to the construction of the weekly fair was raised by opposition leader Priyantha Pathberiya that led to a heated verbal exchange between the member concerned and Mayor G.H.Budhadhasa, which later attracted members of both sides resulting in the Mayor postponing the sessions.
Later, when the Mayor was leaving his chair, the Opposition leader had pushed the Mayor which provoked the Councillors and there was an exchange of verbal abuse and a tense atmosphere prevailed in the Chamber. An attempt had also been made to create fisticuff, which was subsequently prevented by a group of neutral Councillors. (K. Buddhika Kumarasiri and Gunawathie Illnagakoon Menike)