Sri Lanka legislator repeats Vasudeva P-word
ECONOMYNEXT – A Sri Lankan legislator used an un-parliamentary word in a debate Monday, which been associated with opposition legislator Vasudeva Nanayakkara, prompting a call to withdraw some words as the debate degenerated into sexual innuendo.
"Tho? Palayan Pa–yo yunder," Mohan de Silva, a United People’s Freedom Alliance representative from the Balapitiya electorate told parliament Monday.
The term is associated with legislator Nanayakkara who is also from the UPFA. He attracted notoriety for using the P-word repeatedly in parliament raising a point of order when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was speaking.
United National Party legislator Chamida Wijesekera asked whether de Silva was carrying on the tradition of Nanayakkara.
Nanayakkara used the P-word twice within minutes starring in youtube videos that went viral.
"Umbater puluwander mawer wadikaranner? (pause) P…..ya," (How can you make me sit? P-word) he said as highly entertained fellow legislators thumped on tables and egged him on also repeating the the P-word from the sidelines.
Vasudeva obliged. "Marwer wadi karanna ba. (pause) P….ya". (I cannot made to sit down. P-word).
On Monday Mohan De Silva stood to speak after Minister Ranjan Ramanayake who hit out at the corrupt judges but said the recent Chief Justices were much better and was in the tradition of Neville Samarakoon who gave orders against the President.
De Silva said Ramanayake had made a ‘gon kathawa’.
An incensed Ramanayake invited de Silva and his wife to come and examine him, promoting calls from the speaker’s chair for order. (Colombo/Apr01/2019)