Speaker gets tough on Wimal's bombshell | Daily News

Speaker gets tough on Wimal's bombshell

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is to take tough action against Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa over the recent derogatory remarks cast on Parliament.

National Freedom Front Leader Weerawansa had reportedly said that Parliament has to be bombed if the proposed draft constitutional reforms receive the two thirds majority.

The Speaker said he will bring this statement to the attention of the House when it convenes again and appropriate action will be taken against the MP after an investigation.

The Speaker’s Media Division, issuing a press statement yesterday, noted that many Government and Opposition members brought it to the attention of the Speaker, that the above statement by MP Weerawansa was a threat to democracy and security of public representatives.

They had pointed out the threatening comment upon the Supreme Body that upholds democracy should not be taken lightly.

On August 18, 1987, Parliament came under a grenade attack and it was carried out by former JVP activist Ajith Kumara, who is supposed to be a relative of Weerawansa. Matara District Minister Keerthi Abeywickrama and Parliament official Nobert Senadeera were killed and 16 others were injured in the the bomb attack.

NFF Leader Weerawansa, who is in the forefront in the campaign against the proposed Constitutional reforms, pulled out of the Constitutional Assembly in July along with the four other MPs of his party.

However, the Speaker later announced that the withdrawal of NFF has zero impact on the Constitutional making process.

On August 18, 1987, Parliament came under a grenade attack and it was carried out by former JVP activist Ajith Kumara, who is supposed to be a relative of Weerawansa. Matara District Minister Keerthi Abeywickrama and Parliament official Nobert Senadeera were killed and 16 others were injured from the bomb attack.


 

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He should be expelled from Parliament and sent to prison for threatening members of Parliament

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