Joint opposition protests disrupting House proceedings

The joint opposition staged a protest in Parliament today disrupting the proceedings of the House.

The protest was staged when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was speaking in Parliament when Parliament met to debate the report on the treasury bond scam.

The situation got tensed resulting in some Parliamentarians being assaulted.

Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that there was pandemonium in Parliament during the protest.

“I am told never in history had there been a brawl in Sri Lanka’s Chamber like the one just now. I saw Gamini Lokuge start. Disgraceful,” he said.

He said there were also reports that someone threw an object at the Prime Minister when he was speaking.

The protest was over the failure to table the treasury bond scam report in Parliament today.

A party leaders meeting was convened and Parliament later commenced sittings again.

During the proceedings the opposition accused the Speaker of failing to ensure the report was tabled in Parliament today. (Colombo Gazette)