MR’s security can be stepped up if threats have increased: PM

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security can be stepped up if threats to his life had increased, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Responding to concerns raised by JO MP Dinesh Gunawardane, the premier went on to say that Mr.Rajapaksa was already provided with special security for his residences in Wijerama, Medamulana and Carlton House.

“As he is engaged in active politics he has been provided with STF personnel for back up as well,” he said.

Raising the issue of the former president’s security, MP Gunawardane said that the head of VIP security had informed Mr.Rajapaksa’s team that security needed to be tightened as threats had increased.

Meanwhile, Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Maddumabandara promised to discuss the matter with the IGP and the head of Mr.Rajapaksa’s security team. (Ajith Siriwardane)

  Comments - 11

  • Chux Friday, 26 October 2018 01:50 PM

    Over 350 people to secure him and is it not enough ?????

    Scooby Doo Friday, 26 October 2018 03:14 PM

    He was boasting about winning the war to show his power now is he afraid of thugs?

    Dee Friday, 26 October 2018 05:07 PM

    No. He and his 'hero' Bro needs an entire Army! And you and I will have to pay for it. No problems, he Finnish the war Noh!

    Unchikun Friday, 26 October 2018 02:15 PM

    Yes, additional security for your pal MR need to be provided. May I suggest “Asphalt “ .

    Andrew Friday, 26 October 2018 02:34 PM

    What's wrong with our country, crated assassins and what's the security authorities doing? Sleeping on the job.If there is a threat to any life they should know and apprehend the lot.Andrew

    Ceylon Friday, 26 October 2018 03:07 PM

    it is national crime to spend billions of rupees to guard these people rejected corrupt politicians.people get together and protest for these political corruptions.

    BACK SCRATCHING Friday, 26 October 2018 05:15 PM

    I'll scratch your back - You scratch mine (IF the times comes again)

    Ninja Friday, 26 October 2018 06:37 PM

    There is simple solution to get extra protection: Get some of his boys to shoot at him(missing) him of course- matter solved!!!

    Gamaya Friday, 26 October 2018 06:37 PM

    What a waste of money to guard a villain!

    GRTBR Friday, 26 October 2018 08:26 PM

    No thanks. He will take your job. Sri Lanka does not bend over Mr. Ranna Ponil.

    Rasika Perera Friday, 26 October 2018 08:49 PM

    MR now new Prime Minister

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