Written by Zulfick Farzan
16 Apr, 2021 | 12:05 pm
Colombo (News 1st); In a shocking revelation (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, an MP from Sri Lanka’s ruling faction, said the President in a phone call on Friday (16) morning spoke to him in a very demeaning and threatening manner.
“He spoke to me in a manner that is not suitable for the Head of State. His tone was filled with rage. Therefore, I too had to respond in kind,” said Rajapakshe at a special media briefing on Friday (16).
(Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told reporters that he assumed the phone call would be to discuss the matters raised with respect to the controversial ‘Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill’ at a media briefing on Thursday (15).
“If the President is threatening MPs, it should be taken seriously. We are afraid of our own lives and the lives of our families,” he said.
(Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said he informed Sri Lanka’s Police Chief about the situation.
He went on to note that a decade ago shots were fired at his residence when a COPE report was to be tabled in Parliament and in a separate incident an 80-man strong Police STF Unit surrounded his house when another report was to be tabled in Parliament.
He alleged that the military was monitoring and recording all phone calls coming to his residence, during that time.
On Thursday (15), (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe spoke critically against the ‘Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill’ where he noted the bill directly threatens the country.
“If the President is enraged when we explain the threats faced by Sri Lanka for facilitating the enemy of the western world, we have to question the affection he has towards the country,” he said.
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