Sri Lanka AG to look at possibility of increasing security to opposition MPs
Fri, Mar 5, 2010, 07:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 05, Colombo: The Attorney General's Department informed Supreme Court today that the Inspector General of Police has decided to provide one police officer each for the protection of former opposition parliamentarians.
This was told when the petition filed by the opposition legislators regarding their security after the dissolution of parliament was taken up at the Supreme Court today.
The lawyers representing the opposition legislators protested and claimed that it was not sufficient. They requested that at least four police officers be provided for each former MP.
The Supreme Court directed the Attorney General to look into the possibility of providing four officers for the security of former opposition parliamentarians.
However, once the parliament is reconvened on the 9th to extend the Emergency Regulations, it would be in session till the conclusion of the general election and the former parliamentarians would be entitled to receive the privileges enjoyed by them prior to the dissolution of parliament last month.