Incidents turned tense in the Speaker’s Office of the Parliament when Sudath Manjula, the independent Member of Parliament for the Kegalle District and former member of Podujana Peramuna, allegedly attempted to attack Education Minister Susil Premjayantha. Sources indicate that the confrontation ensued when Manjula sought to hand over an appeal to Minister Premjayantha regarding a sports activity involving a school student in his constituency.
Upon arriving at the Speaker’s office for this purpose, Minister Premjayantha reportedly declined to accept the appeal, stating, “I cannot work on each other’s letters,” a response that MP Sudath Manjula did not anticipate. The unexpected rejection apparently led to an exchange of harsh words, with Manjula expressing his dissatisfaction.
The situation was swiftly brought under control by individuals present in the Speaker’s office, intervening to restrain MP Sudath Manjula. Minister Susil Premjayantha was safely escorted from the Speaker’s office to the Governor’s Party Chief Organizer’s office to defuse the escalating confrontation.
The incident has raised concerns about the decorum within the Parliament premises, emphasizing the need for respectful communication and proper channels for addressing concerns among members of the legislative body.