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* Party membership of Sri Lanka opposition MP suspended
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 10:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) has suspended the membership of Kalutara district parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma for his behavior during a party meeting on Wednesday.

The MP is accused of participating in the UNP parliamentary group meeting under the influence of liquor and attempting to assault the party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Thewarapperuma has behaved violently when the UNP parliamentary group met at a committee room in parliament to discuss nominations to upcoming provincial council elections.

The MP, it is learnt, has verbally abused party leader Wickremasinghe over his decision to field a certain individual under the UNP banner at the forthcoming election.

The letter suspending Thewarapperuma's membership was sent to the MP yesterday. A disciplinary probe will be held against the MP and he may be sacked from the party, UNP sources say.

The MP was trying hard to guarantee nomination for his son Sahan Thewarapperuma to contest the Western Provincial Council election. UNP had offered him nomination but Thewarapperuma wanted deny nominations to all his opponents, a demand the UNP nomination board had declined.

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