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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2964

UNP parliament members to seek court action to restore security

Colombo, 09 January, ( Ranil Wickremasinghe, Leader of the Opposition notified all his MPs to seek Court action to restore their security. The Government has withdrawn their security despite threats to their lives, he added.

He gave this instruction on Monday when the UNP MPs met at the Sri Jayawardena Parliamentary complex. He also emphasized the need for the members to work together towards building the unity of the Party.

Speaking in the Group meeting, Opposition Leader explained that the CFA was the last straw to save the country is now no more. Very soon the whole country will get to know the fatal consequences of this abrogation by the Government, he exhorted.

He said that the Government has not been able to explain as to why it withdrew he security detail of Maheswaran so far, while it was fully aware that there were dire death threats to his life.

He advised MPs to resort to Court assistance for restoration of their security withdrawn by this Government.

Furthermore at the parliament meeting yesterday UNP protested over the assassination of Tamil parliamentarian, T. Maheswaran who was killed on New Years day at the Hindu Temple in Gintupittya, Colombo.

In view of the unabated killings and abductions current in the country, as a mark of protest, the Opposition leader and the UNP Party unanimously decided to abstain from voting yesterday, for the extension of the emergency in Parliament.

- Asian Tribune -

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