The opposition today raised concerns over the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and urged the Government to address the issue.
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena, speaking in Parliament today, accused the Government of failing to provide facilities to the former President.
He said that the Government has also not provided an official residence to the former President and this is seen as an attempt to prevent him from carrying out his duties.
He also said that vehicles provided to Rajapaksa’s security officers had also been reduced and this was affecting the security detail of the former President.
Leader of the House and United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella denied the allegations raised by the opposition and said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a detailed statement on the issue in Parliament.
Kiriella said that the former President had been given over 200 security officers and that this was confirmed by the former President’s media division. (Colombo Gazette)