Kumara to trigger Privilege issue in House tomorrow

19 October 2016 04:02 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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UPFA MP Kumara Welgama would raise a Privilege issue in Parliament tomorrow over the incident in which Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) officers inspected his residence in search of unauthorised vehicles belonging to the Government, the Joint Opposition (JO) said today.

The JO said the Police had raided the Matugama residence of Mr. Welgama on an open warrant without giving a specific reason.

“An MP, who had obtained 200,000 votes, should not be treated as a criminal.  The Police officers should have at least consulted the Speaker prior to the raid. The Speaker should ensure the safety of the MPs,” MP Bandula Gunawardane told a news conference. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Kaboos Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:41 PM

    It was only a search warrant not a arrest warrant.

    DING DONG Wednesday, 19 October 2016 03:58 PM

    200000VOTES DOESNT MEANS A PERSON IS A CLEAN HANDED INNOCENT PERSON .VOTES ARE NOT A MEASURING INSTRUMENTS OF HONESTY OR SINCERITY. via DM Android App

    Amila Wednesday, 19 October 2016 04:08 PM

    Bandula Gunawardane: Please do not make statement like this.

    Coconut Republic Wednesday, 19 October 2016 04:16 PM

    What is the privilege that all of you are expecting? ? Continue to loot??? You got those votes to serve the public! !! Just do that.

    lkboy Wednesday, 19 October 2016 04:29 PM

    why safety only for MPs?

    Manindra Wednesday, 19 October 2016 04:36 PM

    Obtaining 200,000 votes does not qualify him to be above the law of the land. If the police had a warrant that is enough for his property to be searched. Who said he is a criminal.


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