Drama where Dinesh who voiced his opinion on behalf of Wimal ... being ousted from parliament! (video)
When Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced the decision that Jathika Nidahas Peramuna cannot be acknowledged as an independent party yesterday it created a commotion in parliament in which instance Dinesh Goonawardene, a senior member of parliament was unable to control his temper in the process.
Though the Speaker went on to explain matters that Jathika Nidahas Peramuna not being registered in parliament as a party ... there is no necessity to acknowledge it as a separate party and it was Dineshwho was more concerned about it than Wimal who appeared there from prisons. In the midst of disturbances which prevailed on and on and finally under these circumstances the Speaker issued a Standing Order on Dinesh to vacate the House; but he still stuck to his seat continuously speaking in favour of his and Bandula's opinions. Later, after a proposal was passed in parliament MP Mr. Dinesh Goonawardene was ordered not to be present in parliament for a period of 1 week and was ousted from the House with the aid of the police and mace-bearers.
The parliamentary session which began at one o'clock still prevailed an agitated environment until about 4 in the evening. Initially the Speaker took steps to postpone proceedings for 10 minutes. Though proceedings recommenced even passing that stipulated time-period, it was impossible to proceed further because the House once again assumed a confused outlook. On such a protest Mr. Dinesh Goonawardene was ordered to leave the House for the first time and steps were taken to postpone proceedings for the second time. Subsequently when House resumed proceedings once more MP Mr. Dinesh Goonawardene stood his ground and his remaining in the House once again paved the path for a commotion as before. At this point the Speaker ordered the mace-bearers to remove Mr. Dinesh Goonawardene from the House. The Speaker once again took action to postpone proceedings for the third time. Subsequently the House resumed proceedings later and MP Mr. Dinesh Goonawardena still remained in the House on which occasion the Speaker made a decision to take a vote in that situation from members of parliament.
At this point the vote was passed with a majority favouring the decision that his parliamentary activities be suspended for a period of 1 week. 22 voted against the decision were given while 85 votes were received in favour. After parliamentary activities were thus suspended for 1 week, MPs of the United Opposition walked out of the House. The video of the situation that transpired, from below