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Thursday, 07 February 2019 - 15:09
Several MPs entrap on a parliament lift
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12 MPs trapped on lift Number 6 which is reserved for them in parliament complex as it was malfunctioned for over 15 minutes this morning.

The MPs who were trapped inside the lift are Wimal Weerawansa, Chandrasiri Gajadheera, Dallas Alahapperuma, Chandima Weerakkody, Sisira Jayakody, Bandula Gunawardena, Dinesh Gunawardena, Ranjith Soyza, CB Rathnayake and Ranjith Aluvihare.

Our correspondent stated that certain MPs were seen using the stairway after the incident.

Meanwhile, Sergeant-at-arms, Narendra Fernando told our news team that the existing lifts of the parliament complex are about 35 years old.

He said the company which established the lifts have assigned two of its workers to carry out necessary maintenance.

He further stated that an investigation has been initiated to the delay of the maintenance workers to report to the venue after the incident.

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