Rajapaksa loyalists occupy Sri Lanka speaker’s chair at Parliament

ECONOMYNEXT – Legislators loyal to Mahinda Rajapaksa occupied the Speaker’s Chair and engaged in a noisy protests preventing the parliament from sitting Friday.

Legislator Arundika Fernando sat on the Speaker’s chair.

Legislators were shouting slogans and demanding the arrest of Palitha Thevarappurema, a United National Party member, who was caught on camera with what appeared to be knife in his hand.

Parliament was expected to vote on motion against speech made by Rajapaksa on Thursday.

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