Southern Province heats by over jackfruit and crotons leaves

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 15:03


A tense situation arose at the Southern Provincial Council today when its members brought jackfruit leaves, croton leaves and grass into its premises.

UPFA MP Saliya Mendis has first entered wearing a garland made of jackfruit leaves and council members have poked fun at him.

UPFA members have joined in by protesting with jackfruit and croton leaves. They claimed that the government has failed to prepare for the drought.

Later UNP members has brought grass and claimed that the ones who demonstrated jackfruit and croton leaves should consume them. The incident caused a tense situation at the council, Hiru correspondent said.