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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa are reported to have had a heated argument in Parliament today.

It resulted from the Prime Ministers statement that the deployment of the emergency response team to Nepal was the first such mission undertaken by the Sri Lanka Military outside the country.

Mr. Weerawansa asserted that a similar military contingent under the command of Rear Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda was deployed for relief work in the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan and as such the deployment in Nepal was not the first time that such a relief operation was undertaken overseas.

“I wish to correct the Prime Minister on this matter," he said.
However, Mr. Wickremesinghe shot back saying that this was the first occasion that the Sri Lanka military had flown in an Air force plane and as such this could be construed as the first such exercise.

He said for the relief mission to Japan no military aircraft was used.

"We did it soon after the disaster. By the time I contacted Nepali Prime Minister Susil Koirala he was stuck at the Bangkok Airport," he said and added that Mr. Karannagoda appeared to have lied to Mr. Weeranwasa.

“He has told a lot of lies which we will deal with in the future," Mr. Wickremesinghe said.(Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)




 

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  • godaya Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:36 AM

    who cares

    simon Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:23 AM

    Wasting valuable time to argue petty matters !

    Cobra Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:10 AM

    Nepal earthquake- a foreign conspiracy: Wimal!!!!!!!!!!

    Amila. G Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:58 AM

    Hollow Vessels can Never move a well filled one.

    Amila G Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:01 AM

    Cheap talk verses intelligent statements.

    DJ Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:48 AM

    Stop bickering on issues like this WW would have gone to Japan maybe with the Navy commander when they went to bring some white vans

    Sarojini Rajapakse Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:34 PM

    Wimal hails from cheap stock whilst Ranil is from a high class qualified cream of society, a prossi on al politician.

    Lima Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:38 PM

    WIMAL NOT EVEN WORTH FOR RANILS URINE , IT IS NOT ONLY SKY AND EARTH DIFF BETWEEN RANIL AND WIMAL IT IS MORE THAN THAN , UNEDUCATED BARBARIAN WIMAL ,, HOW CAN HE CHALLENGE THE MOST KNOWLEDGEBLE AND THE CURRENT WORLD LEADER IN POLITICS

    N.Wijeratne Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:56 PM

    Diplomatic passport a foreign conspiracy?

    Sameen Jan Thursday, 30 April 2015 04:47 PM

    Are these two over grown brats?Are there gold medals for this?


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