Dec 8, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa suspended parliament sittings for 15 minutes yesterday due to a tense situation which occurred when UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya began to make a statement.
UNP Parliamentarian Jayasuriya attempted to respond to a special statement made by Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha in connection with the statement made by Jayasuriya to a Sunday English newspaper.
Minister Premajayantha made the special statement at the commencement of the orders of the day. When Jayasuriya stood to respond to the special statement, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa allowed him to make a brief statement stating that his name was mentioned in the special statement.