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UPFA MP accuses TNA MP Sumanthiran of producing parliamentary disarray

The UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha accused the TNA MP M A Sumanthiran of producing the parliamentary disarray which he said, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe directed. 

"MP Sumanthiran is the producer of the series of these events, and its director is the UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, while Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is only an actor in it," Premajayantha told reporters at a press conference this afternoon following a second day of violence within the parliamentary complex. 

All lawmakers were reportedly subjected to a body search today by security officers before entering parliament today. Nevertheless, MPs hurled chairs, books and bottles of water mixed with chilli powder at the speaker and his police entourage as he entered this morning.

The violence follows weeks of political turmoil on the island following the president's sacking of Ranil and appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister.