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* Provincial Chief Minister and opposition MP in Sri Lanka exchange fisticuffs during live TV debate
Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 08:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 09, Colombo: Two politicians of opposition parties exchanged blows during a live television debate on a private TV channel last night.

Ruling party Chief Minister of North Western Province Dayasiri Jayasekera and opposition United National Party (UNP) Badulla district parliamentarian Harin Fernando got into a brawl during a commercial break on a live political program on Derana TV.

Reportedly the opposition MP and the moderator of the debate have sustained minor injuries. Mr. Fernando said Mr. Jayasekara bit him during the brawl.

A heated argument sprang up between the Chief Minister and the opposition MP over the latter's relations with President's son MP Namal Rajapaksa.

Mr. Jayasekara accused that MP Harin Fernando had been drinking all night with Namal Rajapaksa. MP Harin Fernando asked if the Chief Minister said that Namal Rajapaksa drank alcohol. But Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said no.

After the argument, the programme was stopped for a break and then suspended when the fight broke out.

Mr. Jayasekara, along with ruling party MP Arundika Fernando, represented the government at the debate while Mr. Fernando and JVP parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti represented the opposition.

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