SLPP MP tried to assault Minister Weerawansa : NFF

National Freedom Front media unit says SLPP MP Jayantha Katagoda tried to assault Minister Wimal Weerawansa in Parliament today.

Incident took place over a disagreement on the duel citizenship row in the 20th Amendment.

According to a NFF spokesman, Minister Wimal Weerawansa has complained to Prime Minister about MP Jayantha Katagoda trying to persuade NFF MPs to vote for the 20th amendment to the constitution despite his party’s reservations with the clause eliminating the “dual citizenship barrier”.

After hearing this MP Jayantha Katagoda tried to assault Minister Wimal Weerawansa which was averted by other MPs, the NFF spokesman added.

SLPP national list MP Jayantha Katagoda is a close confidant of former minister Basil Rajapaksa. NFF led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa has 6 MPs in Parliament. (NewsWire)

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