Nov 11, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Parliamentary sittings were confined to just eight minutes yesterday since the ground floor of the Parliament complex and the road leading to Parliament from near the main gate was inundated from the overflow of the Diyawanna Oya in Wednesday night’s deluge. Parliament was adjourned until November 16. The Committee Rooms, the library and the kitchen located on the ground floor were all under water.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa arrived in Parliament in a Navy boat in the morning. members of Parliament who attended Parliament yesterday and staff members were driven to Parliament by Unicorn Armed Trucks of the Army. Parliament staff led by Sergeant-at-Arms Anil Samarasekara were seen making a great effort to make the situation perfect for Parliamentary sittings.
The Policemen and officers were seen directing and escorting vehicles to the premises some of them wading waist deep in the flood waters.