Former Minister and MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara’s partner Dr. Nimalka Fernando, prominent human rights activist and lawyer has today condemned her partner’s verbal outburst at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament on the 21st of May 2015, where he openly went on to call the premier a ‘Pakayā’.
At a press conference held two days ago MP Nanayakkara openly stated that he would not apologize to Prime Minister Wickremesinghe for abusing him using an uncouth word.
The direct translation of the Sinhala term ‘pakayā’ means penis.
When asked for a comment Dr. Nimalka Fernando said “I am not responsible for his political behaviours and decisions. This has been the basis of any relationship we have shared. I was shocked to hear such un-parliamentary language being used. This is very strange behaviour. I will not provide any justification like ice and fire.”
“He is a very senior politician as well as a person people respect. There is the need to apologize to the children who were present in Parliament viewing gallery and also to the Parliament and in doing so demonstrate the strength of his character. This incident also shows why we wanted regime change as this is exactly what the Mahinda regime has done to politics in Sri Lanka” she further said.