Speaker urged to ensure protection to parliament complex
[TamilNet, Friday, 30 March 2007, 02:55 GMT]
Anura Bandaranaike, Minister for National Heritage, Thursday requested the Speaker W.J.M.Lokkubandara to summon leaders of all political parties represented in parliament to an emergency meeting to decide on precautionary methods to ensure protection of the parliament complex, sources said.
In a letter to the Speaker, Mr Bandaranaike said that after the air strike by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the main military air base in Katunayake, the parliament complex has become vulnerable for such an attack.
Therefore, immediate steps should be taken to protect the parliament. complex, he said in the letter.
Parliament is scheduled to meet on April 4.