Christian devotees take part in the annual Way of the Cross ritual, which symbolises the final journey of Jesus Christ before he was crucified, during a Good Friday service in Colombo yesterday (April 18). Christians account for around six percent of Sri Lanka’s 20 million population. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
Hambantota mob attack : UNP MPs to raise privilege issues against Police
The five UNP MPs who were attacked by UPFA mobs when they visited the Mattala Airport and Hambantota Port, on the ‘invitation’ of the government on Thursday are to raise privilege issues against the police for failing to provide them with security.
R. Yogarajan, one of the legislators who came under attack,told The Island yesterday that when parliament resumes sittings on April 24, he along with MP’s Ajith P. Perera, Eran Wickremaratne, Nalin Bandara and Ajith Manapperuma,would individually table privilege motions against the Hambantota police HQI and ASP for doing nothing while they were pushed, abused, threatened and pelted with stones, rotten eggs and tomatoes,by two UPFA mobs,each numbering over a 100 persons.
"There is photographic evidence showing the Hambantota Police HQI and his men smiling, while we were being attacked," he said.
The MP said that when they were returning to Colombo after having visited the Mattala...