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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister has asked the Commonwealth Parliament Chief to investigate violence against MPs.


Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested that Stephen Twigg, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), visit Sri Lanka to conduct an investigation into the violence against MPs as well as the violence at Galle Face on May 9.

“The assassination (of the late Amarakeerthi Athukorala) is a slap in the face to Parliament.”

“This must be investigated impartially,” said the Prime Minister during a condolence debate in Parliament on Friday (10).

The Prime Minister rebuked TNA MP Shanakiyan Rajaputhiran Rasamanickam for saying that houses of MPs were set on fire because votes were cast in favor of matters detrimental to the country.

The Premier demanded that the MP withdraw his remarks and urged the Speaker to conduct an investigation into them.

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