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Sri Lanka's ruling party brats brawl over birthday girl

By Our Political Correspondent

Apr 25, 2016 13:01 PM GMT+0530 | 3 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - A ruling legislator was assaulted during a birthday party of a daughter of another party stalwart at Colombo's Cinnamon Grand hotel over the weekend with all brats ending up at the nearby police station.

Police sources said UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana was set upon by the son of another UNP politician Kithsiri Kahatapitiya at the party of another UNP politician Upali Piyasoma's daughter.

The de luxe party at the Sequel, a "champagne bar" which the hotel says has the "elegance of a night club"  was turned into a rowdy brawl when punches were thrown and furniture smashed in the melee.

“The party was at the Sequel but the sequel to the party was at the Kollupitiya police,” a party goer said adding that the recently re-branded Sri Lanka Police (earlier known as police department) did a good job of bringing about reconciliation among warring political brats .

The battle over the birthday girl left a thumping bill to replace broken glass, crockery and missing cutlery.  Police summoned both parties and is said to have settled the matter amicably with no charges pressed by either side.

However, it is understood that the hotel is insisting on charges for "breakages" and additional clean up, including a laundry bill for the soiled table cloths. (COLOMBO, April 25, 2016)


 

3 Comments

  1. sacre 4blieu April 26, 07:40 AM

    God forbid. Are these spoiled brats going to be our future leaders. This incident is a reflection of how they are been brought up by their parents. There was a time that if we behaved in such a manner our parents would have thrashed us, before the police got to it.

  2. ADI OKATA April 25, 07:16 AM

    What a way to welcome the new police chief.Politicians are producing thugs.They should all be locked up overnight at least till they sober down and wake up in a police cell from which their parents can go and pick them up. What a disgrace. Maybe they are learning these habits from their fathers.ADI OKATA

  3. Godaya April 25, 10:41 AM

    Typical sri lankan political culture. This happens only in SL a fourth world country.

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