Following the recent incident at a Colombo Night Club involving a Parliamentarian`s son, security personnel attached to Parliamentarians have been ordered to refrain from accompanying politicos` children.
A senior police official said yesterday that IGP Chandra Fernando had instructed the head of the Ministerial Security Division to implement this order strictly.
The official said this decision had been taken after last month`s incident involving Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva`s son at a night club of a five star hotel in Colombo as well as several earlier incidents. In the latest incident a policeman who was providing security to the Deputy Minister`s son was also involved in the incident.
Police sources revealed that since this decision, there had been a large number of complaints from MPs inquiring why police protection had been removed.
However officials said that police protection would be provided to children of VVIPs who are under severe threat, such as the President and the Prime Minister.
He also revealed that there were many complaints to the police headquarters from policemen assigned to provide security to children of Paliamentarians, as they were used by these children to settle their personal vendettas.
?Often policemen were compelled to obey orders of the MPs` children, whether it was right or wrong?, the official added.