Wimal Weerawansa, Bandula And 11 Other MPs Stuck In Parliamentary Elevator For 15 Minutes: "Help Arrived Late," Wimal Complains

February 07, 2019

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa said him and 12 other MPs were stuck in a lift in PArliament with morning for about 15 minutes due to a breakdown. 

UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Dullas Alahapperuma, Ranjith Zoysa and Chandima Weerakkody were also among the MPs who underwent the ordeal this morning. 

Weerawansa, speaking in Parliament, said even though the MPs dialled the emergency numbers, the help arrived only after 15 minutes. 

Weerawansa requested the Speaker to look into the matter and said they "nearly died" as the emergency number took a long time to respond. 

The Speaker, in response, said he regretted the incident and promised to inquire into the matter. 

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