Following a complaint by UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera about a plot to assassinate him,Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa ordered the IGP to provide security to all MPs in an impartial manner.
MP Samaraweera raised a question of privilege in the House complaining that two underworld figures called ‘Chakku and Kota Gamini’ had been hired to murder him in the run up to the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November. He said the State Intelligence Service (SIS) had received information about such a plot.
Mr. Samaraweera said the murder had been planned at a sensitive time ahead of the CHOGM so that the blame on the incident could easily be blamed on a faction of the UNP. However, he confronted the Speaker for the omission of a certain paragraph from the original draft of the question of privilege.
“It is the most important part of my statement. It has been censored. It is atrocious,” he said.
The Speaker said an MP could not make allegations in the House on anyone based on unfounded information.
“That is the reason for the omission of this part,” he said.
Despite the Speaker’s stand, Mr. Samaraweera tried to read out the controversial part, but it was not entertained. Besides, Speaker Rajapaksa said he would not breach the trust kept in him by the UNP MP.
“Both of us entered Parliament together at that time. I will not breach the trust you placed on me. I will look into the security aspect. I hereby order the IGP to provide equal security to all the MPs,” he said.(KB & YP)
Comments - 17
saman Friday, 25 October 2013 12:24 AM
kill Him? What for?
NOHOPE Saturday, 26 October 2013 04:11 AM
Where are those so called animal lovers. Somebody trying to kill a stray dog...
Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 25 October 2013 05:10 AM
Killing People Is Not Our Culture
Dee Friday, 25 October 2013 06:07 AM
aney, mokadha meya. paauww!
Amila. G Thursday, 24 October 2013 04:12 PM
Must be a straight man who wants to kill you.
neutral man Thursday, 24 October 2013 04:17 PM
an s !!!kith udugama Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:36 PM
No body will kill you Tikiri Sudha. Api patiya bala gannam
MagodisThuma Thursday, 24 October 2013 05:13 PM
You are alive...because it's illegal to kill you !
Pradeep Thursday, 24 October 2013 05:21 PM
Good for UNP
Lima Thursday, 24 October 2013 05:35 PM
OH NOW THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT IN THE LIGHTER VEIN , MAY BE MANGALA IS THORN TO THE RULING FAMILY AND GOVT , THIS MAY BE THE REASON , WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE ANY DEVELOPMENTS
Shitake Mushrooms Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:41 AM
So, you must be a homophobe?
Shitake Mushrooms Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:42 AM
Killing is not part of the culture? Seems like a lot of people here do not belong to the culture.
batalanda ranil Thursday, 24 October 2013 06:03 PM
Who will want to kill this man? He is useless to anybody. Another stunt to gain more publicity for himself. Kaala Kanni man.
SB Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:47 AM
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 25 October 2013 02:34 PM
Don't worry Mangala you have your "Kurundu Pollu" battalion. That is enough for you. Ha....Ha.... Hahhh....
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 25 October 2013 02:40 PM
Get out from UNP and save your life. If you are with Ranil, you will be in danger !!!!!!