MR’s life in danger – Welivita

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has curtailed participating at functions and meetings as his life is in danger due to lack of security, his spokesman Rohan Welivita said.

Welivita while denying the reports that 500 military personnel have been deployed

for the protection of the former President, yesterday added that the former President’s security has been reduced to 102 personnel. He said that 22 of them are handling administrative functions.

“His life is in danger as the government has started releasing hardcore terrorists who were held under Prevention of Terrorism Act without rehabilitation,” Welivita said.

The former President’s media spokesman added that the LTTE suspects are still in a war mentality and releasing such suspects without proper rehabilitation poses a threat to the life of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

(Source: Daily News – By Chaminda Perera)