MSD protection for LG politicians

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Several provincial politicians who pledged their support to the candidacy of President Maithripala Sirisena have been provided with security from Ministerial Security Division (MSD), the Daily Mirror learns.

Accordingly, Hirunika Premachandra, Asath Sally, Mano Ganesan, S. M. Marikkar and Prasanna Solangaarachchi received MSD security.

The MSD have been designed to provide security to Ministers of both cabinet and non-cabinet ranks and in certain instances for parliamentarians as well, sources said.

Western Provincial Councillor Hirunika Premachandra said she had been provided with police security on the orders of the Prime Minister. “I stand against drugs and my life has been threatened,” she said.

National Unity Front Leader and Central Provincial Councillor Asath Sally said he was given police security as he constantly criticized the opposition and that his life was in danger. “There are several web sites that are against me,” he said.

Mulleriyawa- Kotikawatta Pradeshiya Sabha member Prasanna Solangaarachchi’s security officer also confirmed that he had been provided with special security.

ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said police protection provided to a parliamentarian could be provided to a local government politician when requested. “The intelligence unit will look into the request and make report, and if required we will provide security. We have the authority to remove the provided security by the MSD at any given time,” he said. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

  Comments - 17

  • Mason Friday, 29 May 2015 10:45 AM

    Kissing goes by favour, whomsoever is in power.

    upali Friday, 29 May 2015 11:32 AM

    Discrimination under yahapalanaya.

    dean Friday, 29 May 2015 04:28 PM

    Excellent remarks

    sacre blieu Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:38 AM

    So Paradise is still in a state of remaining lost. The Financial Fraud Investigating bureau whose officers are responsible for conducting theses investigations, are I suppose under oath and allowed to act independently. They would not venture into the uncertain domain with insufficient evidence, as , they know that their necks are on the line if the political atmosphere changes.But, where is the prosecution going? With the dissolution of parliament these cases are likely to stall rendering an atmosphere of frustration.

    Muhammed Friday, 29 May 2015 12:12 PM

    I dont see M.HMohammed above ?? Do you ?

    Good move Friday, 29 May 2015 12:13 PM

    great move. We do not want MR to come again into poltics

    LogicalCitizen Friday, 29 May 2015 12:16 PM

    Had anyone supported MS at the last Pres Election or even after winning, that person(s) are safe from any investigation or FCID or bribery and even provided with MSD!! Wow, what a good governance. This is not equality and this is exactly what MR did and cost the Presidency.

    Madlin Friday, 29 May 2015 08:29 AM

    How is M.H.Mohamed given MSD protection when he has no threat at all and not even a local govt member. This is a waste of Public Funds via DM Android App

    Abdul Hameed Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:20 PM

    If President Sirisana brother can be killed then all politicians needs protection no matter which party they are.

    Nuwan Friday, 29 May 2015 08:24 AM

    So the thuggary and threats have not been completely eradicated. It is best if it can be done before the election.

    kan Friday, 29 May 2015 01:02 PM

    In Sri Lanka criticism always leads to death threats, whether a politician or just an ordinary person,this proves that we are still backward and not democratic to learn to digest criticism and improve ourselves from these.

    manju Friday, 29 May 2015 01:07 PM

    Mr M please read the paragraph clearly and then reply, hope u are not educated buffalo.

    Wele Vidane Friday, 29 May 2015 08:48 AM

    Have you ever removed anyone without permission from your political boss either now or then.

    Veda-mama Friday, 29 May 2015 01:29 PM

    Put-On your Spectacles, Man.

    Fassey Friday, 29 May 2015 09:13 AM

    Security for Hurunika, Solongaarachi, Asath Saly and Marikkar are very essential. They could be targets of corrupted politician of the previous regime. They openly and fearlessly critisized corrupt politicians.

    raj Friday, 29 May 2015 09:20 AM

    Hiunika is absolutely right:Western Provincial Councillor Hirunika Premachandra said she had been provided with police security on the orders of the Prime Minister. I stand against drugs and my life has been threatened, she said. (

    de silva Friday, 29 May 2015 09:40 AM

    No body objects these decisions if they do not misuse the previlages given to them.Anyway this is public money.

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