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DNA MP Raises Privileges Issue

Sep 8, 2010 12:00:38 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti today (8) said his privileges as a public representative were violated by the Maharagama Police.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said the matter will be forwarded to the parliamentary privileges committee.

Handunnetti raising a privileges issue in parliament today said the OIC of the Maharagama Police and four other officers had entered his office in Maharagama without a warrant and searched the premises claiming they had received a tip off that there were posters against the President being stored in the premises.

The MP said the police had during the search gone through his personal files and computer data violating his privileges as a legislator.