The UNP yesterday called on the Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara to urge the Defence Secretary and the Police Chief to probe the alleged death threats to Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and several others.
UNP Gampaha District MP Jayalath Jayawardene who raised a privilege issue in Parliament yesterday said some international group had sent death threats to the Opposition Leader, Deputy Minister Dilan Perera and several other politicians including himself through a website. He said the death threats were a breach of parliamentary privilege.
According to Dr. Jayawardene the group had labelled him, the Opposition Leader and others as traitors. In addition he said the hit list of this group included leading journalists such as Bandula Padmakumara and Sunanda Deshapriya, New Left Front Leader Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne, CMC Opposition Leader Vasudeva Nanayakara, business tycoons Lalith Kotelawala and Soma Edirisinghe.
TNA MP Mavai Senathiraja who was in the Chair at that stage said he would inform the Speaker on the points raised by Dr. Jayawardene.