Speaker reprimands MP for torchlight protest

By Saman Indrajith

Speaker Karu Jayasuiya yesterday summoned and reprimanded UPFA MP Sisira Jayakody who had lit a torch inside the Parliament chamber to draw attention to the power crisis on Wednesday.

The MP was advised by Speaker Jayasuiya to refrain from such behaviour in the House in the future.

MP Jayakody was asked to explain why he had lit the torch inside the Chamber and pointed it towards the Chair as well as towards Minister of Power and Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya during a parliamentary discussion on the power crisis on Wednesday.

"I informed the Speaker I had done so by way protest to draw attention to the recent power blackout," MP Jayakody told journalists after his meeting with the Speaker.

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