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Champika says CID tapped his telephone conversations during 2018/19

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Patali Champika Ranawaka today alleged that the CID had listened to his telephone conversations during 2018 and 2019.

Raising a privilege issue in Parliament he said that it was a violation of his privileges as a Parliamentarian and requested the Speaker to take necessary action with regard to the incident.

The MP said he had been summoned to CID over a misappropriation of funds during his tenure as the Minister of Megapolis and Western Province Development and that he got to know during the questioning that they had listened to his telephone conversations.

He said the CID had not obtained a court order to do so and pointed out that the CID had violated his privileges and freedom of speech.

The MP said the mobile service provider had also violated his privileges by providing the details of his telephone conversations to the CID and requested the speaker to summon CID heads and mobile service providers before the privilege committee.

He said his conversations had taken place through Whatsapp and said Whatsapp conversation cannot be listened to without special technology.

“Investigation should be conducted as to how the Whatsapp conversations were tapped. It was reported that telephone conversations of the French President and Opposition Leader of India had been tapped. We want to know whether the CID was in possession of the Pegasus spyware developed by Israel,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Kikuzaru Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:19 PM

    So this was during the Yahapalanaya. The citizens too would like to know who was behind this. WhatsApp in one of the most secure communication system with end to end encryption. If this has been breached it need to be investigated.

    Buddhist Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:20 PM

    Go to court or to the International HR Commission.

    ranjit Thursday, 21 October 2021 09:17 PM

    is there an impartial court in SL

    Ranaweera Friday, 22 October 2021 12:36 PM

    Yes, give back the looted money first. Spend jail term for hit and run accident.

    VJ Saturday, 23 October 2021 11:21 AM

    This is a police state, all what you have mentioned is legal in their system.

    Sirimanna De Silva Saturday, 23 October 2021 12:14 PM

    Yes Sir to YAHAPALA NAYA! Now Bana talking!!

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