Presidential vote: Three MPs allege they were threatened

Presidential vote: Three MPs allege they were threatened

Presidential vote: Three MPs allege they were threatened

Written by Amani Nilar

09 Aug, 2022 | 7:27 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Three Parliamentarians who supported the Presidential Candidate Dullas Alahapperuma on Tuesday (09) alleged that threats were leveled against them.

Speaking at the Parliament, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara alleged that he received a phone call from an unidentified number levelling threats against him on 13th July, and he leveled a complaint with the Mirihana Police in this regard, in addition to submitting proof regarding the said phone calls to the Chief Government Whip.

"The President in his intial speech said that law should be applied equal to all. Is the Government attempting to kill our voices because of the stance we took at the recent Presidential vote?" he questioned.

Parliamentarian Thilak Rajapaksa too, speaking at the same instance stated that he was threatened, citing a Court case with his involvement, in addition to a threat against him, asking him to resign from Parliament.

"Many threats were leveled against me during that call, all in connection with the political decisions we took recently," he said.

SJB MP Nalin Bandara too spoke up, alleging that Minister of Energy Kanchana Wijesekara once attempted to assault MP Manusha Nanayakkara, and although a committee was appointed to probe the matter, no result of the committee decisions were publicized. 

SJB MP Chaminda Wijesiri added that he too received a threatening call.
 

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