Opposition lights candle sticks in Parliament; Water bottles from Government; JVP on top of tables

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 - 19:16

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Parliament was adjourned until May 7th after a tense situation erupted today as well over the increase of the electricity tariffs.

 

Deputy Chairman of Committees earlier decided to adjourn the house for five minutes after the UNP MPs walked into the chambers with lit candle sticks in hand and started protesting. At this juncture, water bottles from the government side were hurled at the protesters.

 

Later the government members tried to pass several scheduled bills for the day but their attempt was failed as MP Sunil Handunnetti and Vijitha Herath of the Democratic National Front climbed on their tables and started protesting.

 

Meanwhile UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera showing a press release issued by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka questioned about the content in the press release.

 

Media reports stated that the statement made by Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi in parliament had hinted the electricity tariff hike was proposed by Minister Ranawaka during his tenure as the subject minister.

 

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