Wimal rejects claims that he was assaulted

2020-10-22 at 13:45

Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Nalin Bandara informed the Speaker of House pertaining to an alleged incident in which Minister Wimal Weerawansa was assaulted by a government MP.

MP Bandara claimed the Speaker of House is responsible to ensure safety in Parliament, adding that the Speaker had previously stated he will also look into the incident in which Police officers were transferred.

MP Nalin Bandara claimed the Minister was assaulted by MP Jayantha Ketagoda which is a concerning situation.

When inquired by a reporter at a media briefing held this morning, Minister Wimal Weerawansa said no such assault took place.

Minister Weerawansa claimed MP Ketagoda had attempted to cause divisions within his party by presenting various proposals.

The Minister noted his party members had raised a complaint in this regard. Minister Weerawansa claimed MP Jayantha Ketagoda was present when he informed the Prime Minister of the matter and a heated debate ensued thereafter.