Making a special statement in Parliament today, the Minister said that the words he used were instigated by the opposition.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya accepted the apology and urged the members of the House to respect Parliament in future.
Fernando was heard saying “mother f*****” in Sinhalese in Parliament recently during his speech but the words were later removed from the video posted on the Parliament website.
The joint opposition had slammed Fernando over the words he used in Parliament. Opposition member Dinesh Gunawardena had said that the words used by Fernando was unparliamentary and should not be repeated in future.
The unparliamentary words were used during a heated exchange between the Minister and former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. (Colombo Gazette)