Security given for KP not withdrawn says PM

KPPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the security given to former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) has not been withdrawn.

Wickremesinghe told Parliament that the security had been given on the instructions of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the new Government has not withdrawn that security.

The Prime Minister also assured that Rajapaksa has been given adequate security and also vehicles to be used by the military and policemen giving him security.

Wickremesinghe noted in detail the number of army and police officers deployed to provide security to Rajapaksa and also the number and type of vehicles given for this purpose.

He also said that measures will be taken to provide an official residence to the former President and also give him additional security if he decides to contest the next Parliament election.

The opposition had on Wednesday 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 on Wednesday, 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 was seen as an attempt to prevent him from carrying out his duties. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Even President Obama may not have this type of security. Why should we public pay for such expenses of a person who is no more in power. All that should be given to him is one personal security officer armed and two security guards to open the gate at his house. He does not deserve anything more.

  2. Terrorist LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan and his despicable mass murdering pals likes of Col Karun is given protection by the same brave men and women they had in their must kill top priority list. I may be off the wall by thinking despicable low life cowardice murderess likes of KP & Karuna should be in a cell awaiting to be charged on genocide not having protect by very people they try to kill.

  3. They say that they have eliminated the LTTE, at the same time they are protecting KP. I am confused; may be this is how they do things in wonder of Asia 😉

  4. Yes KP had a notorious past but he realised his mistakes and joined the government against terrorism. Definitely he and Karuna deserves protection as there won’t be peace in Sri Lanka today if they did not join SL Government. That is why Diaspora thugs are angry with them.

    • Do you think the US would protect Bin Laden if he was willing to join the Whitehorse? Are you saying that you can do whatever you want then join the government to protect yourself? You are a fool who fights since the independence. You can only dream to become like Singapore, but you never will because you are an utter fool. You have no idea how much you can achieve by unity, and rule of law.

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