A complaint has been lodged with the police saying there maybe a threat on the life of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
He said that UPFA MP Sajin Vas Gunawardena had lodged the complaint with the police over a column appearing in a weekend newspaper.
The police spokesman told the Colombo Gazette that investigations had been launched into the complaint and a statement was recorded from the MP.
The newspaper column referred to was “Nutshells” in The Sunday Leader appearing yesterday.
The “Nutshell” had said “A man standing in a long line for food tells the others in the line that he is leaving the line to go to shoot the president. He returns after a few hours and rejoins the line. Did you manage to kill him, everyone asks him.
No, that line is longer than this one, he replies”.
The police spokesman said that according to the complaint the “nutshell” is based on an incident which had actually taken place and so the MP felt there maybe a threat to the President’s life.