Heated debates in Parliament over reported attempt to arrest Harin

A tense situation arose in Parliament today after concerns were raised by the Opposition on attempts to arrest Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Harin Fernando over a statement made in connection to the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.

Opposition Leader MP Sajith Premadasa informed Parliament that there is an attempt to arrest MP Fernando under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) due to the statements he had made in Parliament on Wednesday (21).

A heated exchange then ensued between the ruling party and Opposition MPs over the matter.

Meanwhile, State Minister Indika Anuruddha had made challenging statements in a threatening tone towards the opposition, while JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was making a statement to the house.

The situation arose when matters were raised over the attempts being made to arrest opposition MP Harin Fernando.