Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe claims he was verbally abused and threatened by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.
He said that the President had abused him during a telephone conversation.
The Government MP said that Rajapaksa was elected to office on the promise that State resources will not be sold.
However, he said that concerns had been raised over the proposed Port City Economic Commission Bill.
The MP said that he had raised concerns over the Bill and the serious implications that may arise from it.
He said the President had then contacted him today and spoken in an abusive and threatening manner.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that he expected the President to speak in a diplomatic manner as a President should.
“However, he spoke in a manner not suitable to a State leader,” he said.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that he had no option but to respond in the same tone.
“We have concerns over our safety now,” he said.
He also said that he had complained to the Police over the threat.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the President had threatened others in the same manner as well. (Colombo Gazette)