Speaker expresses disappointment over Hambantota incident

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today expressed regret over the incident where a group of UNP MPs were obstructed in Tissamaharama, Hambantota the electorate of which he is the SLFP chief organizer.

Rajapaksa stated that as opposition MPs they had all the right to inspect development work in Sri Lanka and also look into the financial data. We too looked into the affairs of the government while we were in the opposition, he added.

Hence what happened is Hambantota is unfortunate and should not happen again, Rajapaksa added.

(Ada Derana)