The Newest Weapon of Rajapakshe Politics: White Van to Chilli Powder in the Eyes:At Least 4 MP’s and Many Policemen Injured.
- Tamil MP’s Sambanthan and Sumathiran were targeted by the Mahinda’s group to gain Sinhale Votes.
- JVP MP was assaulted by the Mahinda MP’s for refusing to take bribe from them, Mahinda tried to buy JVP MP’s.
At least four lawmakers and several police officers were injured. The proceedings were carried live on TV and beamed across the island nation.
The trouble began when lawmakers allied to Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former president who, in a contentious move, was appointed prime minister last month, arrived in the chamber early and occupied the speaker’s chair.
The lawmakers broke microphones and staged mock sessions. They also blocked the mace, a gold-tipped ebony staff that is the symbol of authority, from being brought into the chamber to begin the session.