2.00: The parliamentary session which was scheduled to be commenced at 1.30 pm today is getting delayed because of the demonstration which is being held inside the house by Mahinda’s MP’s who are unable show 113 Mp’s to support them.
Mahinda group only has 96 MP’s of the 225 MP’s to support them, so they have no choice than to disrupt the parliament to stay in the power.
Mahinda is refusing to leave the PM’S Chair although most of the MP’s dont support him, his SLPP MP’s are refusing the parliament to carry on with the session.
The parliamentary session which was scheduled to be commenced at 1.30 pm today is getting delayed because of the demonstration which is being held inside the house by government MPs.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya enters into chamber with police protection but leaves soon after unruly Government MPs threw objects at Speaker and police personnel.
All MPs who are entering into Parliament Chamber had been subjected to a body search by the security officers. It was yesterday reported that MP Palitha Thewarapperuma had allegedly brought a knife into the Chamber.
1.29: Prior to the commencement of today’s parliament session, government MPs were seen shouting slogans surrounding the Speaker’s chair inside parliament chamber.
1.37: The party leaders meeting came to an end without reaching an agreement, Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said.
1.50: Government MP Arundhika Fernando sits in the Speaker’s Chair. Government MPs urge action against MP Palitha Thewarapperuma.
UNP MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said they have the power both inside and outside Parliament.
“Fake Prime Minister better listen to the people and respect democracy. You have no confidence in the Legislature. Go for God’s sake, Go!,” Dr. De Silva tweeted.
Addressing the rally, MP Patali Champika Ranawaka urged the government to hold both the General Election and the Presidential Election together.
“We would defeat both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa will be defeated by more than 7 million of votes this time. For the first time in the history, a president has changed his political camp. We will respond to this next time,” he said.
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the President, who speaks about the Central Bank Bond scam, had forgotten about the Hedging Deal. He urged the President to follow the correct path.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader MP Rauff Hakeem challenged the President to go for a presidential election. “We will show our trump cards then. We safeguarded the sovereignty of the people,” he told the UNP rally.