Dec 07, 2018

Damages due to disorder in parliament estimated at 260,000

Due to the unruly behaviour in parliament, the damages caused to parliamentary property is estimated at around Rs. 260,000.

According to the parliamentary administration, the damages caused to the microphones alone is around Rs. 230,000.

Two pillars within the chamber had also been damaged which wuld cost around Rs. 30,000 to repair.

The assessment of the extent of damage has been done by the parliament engineering section.

Meanwhile, investigations are also underway with regard to the number of books that had also been damaged during the unrest. Among them were some valuable books as well.

The six member committee that was appointed to investigate the damages caused to parliament property during the unrest is scheduled to meet on the 12th of December.

According to the Chairman of this committee, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri said that during this meeting, arrangements had been made to view the recordings of the security camera recordings.

Thereafter, the action needed to be taken against the respective MPs involved in the clash would be determined, he said.

 The other members of the committee appointed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya are MP Chamal Rajapaksa, Chandrasiri Gajadheera, Ranjith Maddumabandara, Bimal Ratnayake and Mawei Senadhirajah.



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