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* Sri Lanka Speaker urged to inquire into bomb threat by MP Wimal Weerawansa on parliament
Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 09:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is urged to inquire into statement made by the joint opposition MP and NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa that a bomb should be sent to the Parliament, the Speaker's Office, said in a statement today.

The statement made recently by MP Weerawansa that a bomb attack should be launched on the parliament has posed a great threat to the survival of Parliamentary democracy and the safety of the people's representatives, the Speaker's Office said.

The government as well as opposition parliamentarians and various parties have urged the Speaker to pay special attention to the matter, the statement said.

They have requested the Speaker not to take lightly the threatening remark on parliament, the center of democratic governance.

The Speaker has informed that, as soon as parliament met again, MP Weerawansa's threat will be brought to Parliament's attention and further action will be taken.


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