The Minister made this statement while declaring open a volleyball court equipped with floodlights in Matara on Saturday (09).
It was reported that a power outage had occurred during the exhibition match at the new court. However, the power had been restored in a few minutes.
Minister Dullas Alahapperuma's comments about people lacking enough discipline to tolerate the criticisms of their opponents come in the wake of the controversial remarks made by President Gotabaya Rajapaka aimed at SJB MP Harin Fernando earlier in the day at an event in Ampara.
The vociferous Harin Fernando addressing the President by his first name, 'Nandasena', had led to the threatening remarks. The opposition MP had written to the IGP requesting protection following the president's remarks.
Further, government sources said that the President is worried with regard to a statement made by MP Harin Fernando where he had alluded to a person in Anuradhapura who is functioning as the president's chief advisor.