UPFA Colombo District MP Udaya Gammanpila’s knowledge of Hindi language was questioned by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament yesterday'
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe asked whether MP Gammanpila knew at least three Hindi words'
MP Gammanpila raised a question pertaining to a statement made to the Indian Parliament by that country’s Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on a proposed bridge linking Sri Lanka and India'
Gammanpila mentioned in his question that the Indian Minister had told the Lok Sabha on 16'12' 2015 that the Sri Lankan Prime Minister during his visit to India had discussed the construction of such a bridge with his Indian counterpart'
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that he was not aware of any such statement made by Indian Minister Gadkari to the Indian Parliament' ˜The Lok Sabha Hansard is in Hindi and as I don’t understand that language' I cannot confirm if Minister Gadkari made a statement pertaining to such a bridge in Indian Parliament"˜ he said'
˜If MP Gammanpila is knows Hindi can he say three words in Hindi"˜ the Prime Minister asked'
MP Gammanpila did not respond'