Kuttiarachchi’s inappropriate statement: Sign language interpreter humiliated says Manusha

Whilst speaking in Parliament, and reminding the Parliamentarians that today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Manusha Nanayakkara said that the lady translating Tissa Kuttiarachchi’s recent controversial statement into sign language would have felt humiliated.

He made this statement while speaking in Parliament today (25).

“I do not want to imagine how the lady doing the live sign language must have felt during that time. The humiliation, and the degrading way Tissa Kuttiarachchi spoke was unacceptable, and I just wonder how that phrase was translated into sign language,” he said.

Nanayakkara went on to say that on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, instead of bringing to justice a person who has verbally abused a woman openly, the Government has still chosen to cover up and defend Kuttiarachchi’s statement.

Last week, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Tissa Kuttiarachchi made a demeaning statement about women, quoting another SJB female Parliamentarian and the wife of SJB leader Sajith Premadasa, and to date, is refusing to apologise.