UNP MP complains of threat to life

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 April 2007, 10:48 GMT]
Mr.Edward Gunasekara, Gampaha district parliamentarian who rejoined the main opposition United National Party (UNP) Tuesday, complained to the Speaker that his life was under threat and to take steps to provide protection to him. He spoke in parliament when it resumed Wednesday morning with the permission of the Speaker. He said the government should be held responsible if any thing happens to him, parliamentary sources said.

Mr.Gunasekara was one of the eighteen dissidents parliamentarians of the UNP who crossed over to the government and accepted cabinet, non-cabinet rank and deputy minister posts.

Mr.Gunasekara resigned the post of Deputy Minister for Railways and rejoined the UNP Tuesday and sat with opposition MPs.


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