Parliament was forced to be adjourned till tomorrow after a tense situation arose today over a recent speech made by United National Party Parliamentarian and State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran.
Maheswaran had reportedly said that the LTTE needs to be back in order to ensure incidents like that of the recent murder of a child in Jaffna does not take place.
The Government and the opposition condemned the statement made by the State Minister.
The opposition demanded that Wickremesinghe make a formal statement to Parliament on the matter. (Colombo Gazette)