UNP MP Ajith Mannapperuma has produced a bullet in the House today, apparently discharged from a weapon used during the incident in Weliweriya on August 1.
The main opposition UNP moved an adjournment motion asking the government to reveal those responsible for the crackdown that killed three protestors. Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga moved the motion.
MP Mannapperuma who seconded the motion and started speaking, produced a bullet, which he said was picked up from the Weliweriya church premises.
Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was the first to raise a point of order in this regard, and demanded action against the UNP MP.
“Smuggling a bullet into the chamber is a threat to the security of MPs. Therefore, action should be taken,” he said.
Referring to the standing order that governed the security arrangement of Parliament, government MP A.H.M. Azwer said the UNP MP should be arrested immediately as he posed a threat to the security of others in the House.
“This is a serious matter. Action has to be taken,” he said.“We want to know whether the MP lied to the House or not. If it is a lie, his statements should be expunged from the Hansard,” Mr. Alagiyawanna said.
Later, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody asked the UNP to hand over the bullet produced in the House. (Kelum Bandara)
Comments - 7
Lal.Fernando. Thursday, 22 August 2013 02:28 AM
I wonder weather this is a live or used bullet?If it is a live bullet how did this mininster got his hands on? If it is shell ,. again is this the callibre if fire arms that forces use? And aren't they suppose to be accountable to ammunitions????
lucy Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:18 AM
Doesn't that ass Aswer know that a bullet without a gun is no threat?
Suq Madique Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:02 PM
Real bullets for civilians and dud bullets for politicians.
Neutral Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:45 AM
The thugs in the parliament is threat to the entire country.
nillu Wednesday, 21 August 2013 06:06 PM
Azwar is a real joker in the house, come on man get real or get out
dalu banda Thursday, 22 August 2013 04:41 AM
Ballet to the Box Bullet to the Heart
Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:26 AM
Don't play any dramas on crucial incidents. this is not a time to play games man.
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