Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has appointed a disciplinary committee to probe the violent actions of party's Kalutara district Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma.
Thewarapperuma is accused of trying to attack the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe at the parliament while participating in the UNP parliamentary group meeting. He is accused of being drunk at the moment.
The MP has wanted the UNP to grant nominations only to his son from his electorate Matugama at the Western Provincial Council election. He opposed granting nomination to two other persons from the area and also in protest withdrew his son from the election.
The disciplinary committee of the UNP comprises Sri Lal Fernando and Joy Nanayakkara. They are assigned to probe the charges against the MP and to report to the UNP leadership council and