IGP urged to ensure security for former President

Weliwita reminded the IGP that Rajapaksa has been under threat from the day he defeated the LTTE after 30 years of war. The office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to IGP N.K. Illangakoon, raising fears over the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Rohan Weliwita, the media secretary of the former President, told the IGP in the letter that there was a concern over the failure to provide police security to Rajapaksa at an event in Hambantota yesterday. He said that top police officers in Hambantota had been informed in advance about the events Rajapaksa was attending in the area yesterday. With Rajapaksa now set to contest the Parliament elections next month Weliwita urged the IGP to ensure adequate police security is given to the former President when he attends public events. (Colombo Gazette)