Parliamentarian and former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara called Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe a “pakaya” in Parliament today.
This was after the Prime Minister attempted to prevent Nanayakkara from raising a point of order during Parliament proceedings today.
“Do you think you can make me sit down? Pakaya,” Nanayakkara said.
Nanayakkara accused the Prime Minister of not knowing what a point of order is or what standing orders in Parliament are.
A heated exchange of words then took place between Nanayakkara and the Prime Minister even as the Speaker kept insisting that Nanayakkara should be allowed to speak.
Nanayakkara told the Prime Minister to respect Parliament and he also questioned the Speaker if the Prime Minister can be allowed to behave in such manner.
The Speaker then warned the members of parliament saying students who were watching the proceedings in Parliament will take the behavior of the MPs as an example. (Colombo Gazette)