Threats won’t silence me: Mangala

SLFP (M) leader and MP, Mangala Samaraweera raised a privilege issue in Parliament last week about threats to his life that he says have become a regular occurrence since he began a weekly news briefing, “ defence watch.”

Giving two phone numbers from which he said he had received death threats he claimed the situation was an impediment to his rights as an MP and asked that the matter be referred to the privileges committee in Parliament.

Later joining the Budget debate, Mr.Samaraweera said that death threats would not deter him form speaking against anti-democratic activities taking place in the country. “I maybe killed for talking about these things but I cannot keep silent when such things are taking place,” he said.

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