Speaker plays down Manusha’s concerns on Wigneswaran

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today played down concerns raised by Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara on a statement made by newly elected Parliamentarian C.V Wigneswaran in Parliament last week.

When Parliament convened today Nanayakkara demanded a response to the statement made by Wigneswaran accusing him of promoting a divided Sri Lanka.

The Speaker played down the concerns and told Nanayakkara not to waste Parliament time.

However, Nanayakkara continued to raise his concerns on Wigneswaran’s statement.

SJB alliance member Rauff Hakeem said that every member of Parliament should be respected for freedom of speech.

He defended the stand taken by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on the matter.

In his first speech as a Member of Parliament (MP), former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran last week demanded the recognition of Tamil rights.

He said that the people living in the North and East have a right to self-determination.

Wigneswaran also noted that every act will have its opposite reaction.

He repeated the words in Sinhalese saying “kala kala deh pala pala de” drawing a few reactions from the House. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The Truth brings reality. Reality brings Justice and peace. The truth enables a person to be free from slavery to falsehood and provides the basic foundation for Freedom, development and prosperity.

    After the ceremonial opening of the parliament by the President on 20th August. The parliamentarians had their choice to express their mind.

    New parliamentarian, MP Vigneswaran, with full of excitement and convinced of the absolute Truth evidenced by unadulterated archaeological findings, expressed calmly but firmly, that the Tamils were the first inhabitants of the island we inhabit now.

    Majority Sinhalese parliamentarians who won their seats in the parliament using the extremist political ideology of “Sinhala Buddhist only” could not consume the fury of the absolute and irrevocable Truth. They opted to be uncivilised, shouted and jeered and asked the speaker to ban it and not publish in the Government Hansard fearing that the people of SL will come to know the Truth.

    The Speaker agreed to look into the matter and published the entire speech made by Mr Vigneswaran without any alterations whatsoever,

    On the 27th of August, MP Suresh Premachanndran, of TNA, spoke wisdom and brought sensible and civilised thinking to the members of the parliament, to prove by presenting evidence to the parliament, if they had any, contrary view to what Mr Vigneswaran said, and prove their point.
    I realised my vain attempt to explain to the citizens of Sri Lanka for the past one year. I am convinced that singing to the deaf, talking with the dumb and dancing to the blind are habitual in a mind polluted by the slavery to falsehood.

    • You cannot expect people with the mentality of loin cloth wearing paddy cultivators to have the world vision of erudite, literate and cultured people. The continued election of this caliber of person to parliament since Independence explains Sri Lanka’s current malaise.

      However, for your claim that the Tamils were the first inhabitants of Sri Lanka to be correct, it would take a rewriting of history of Goebbelsian propotions.

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