Death threats to Mangala over ‘Defence Watch’

(lankaenews) Wednesday, 05 November 2008 18:46
MP Mangala Samaraweera has been receiving telephone calls threatening him with death since the setting up an alternative defence information centre with him as its coordinator. The SLFP Mahajana Wing leader has been told to immediately halt press briefings and other activities of ‘Defence Watch’ which he had initiated yesterday (Nov. 04th). When contacted, he told ‘Lanka Dissent’ he had the telephone numbers of the callers, about whom he would complain to the IGP.
The callers appeared to be linked to the military, as most of them had warned him that traitors had no punishment other than death for having abused the Army Chief and the Defence Secretary, he said.

Mr. Samaraweera added that despite a request for more security and a backup vehicle, he still had two police officers only.