Self Defence Won’t hesitate to use my official weapon: Punchinilame

Published : 9:10 am  January 23, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 

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Untitled-8By Ajith Siriwardana  and Yohan Perera 


UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said yesterday he would not hesitate to use his official weapon in self defence should there be a threat to his life. 

 

  • Even though I complained to the police hot line 119, there was no response and I later complained to the Agbopura police

 

He told parliament that a 71-year-old man had attempted to attack him with a knife in Kantale, Agbopura while on a official visit to his electorate. Raising a privilege issue, he said even though he complained to the police hot line 119, there was no response and he later complained to the Agbopura police.  


“I was rescued by my security personnel,” the MP said.   He said the police personnel assigned to MPs would be hesitant to carry out their duties as their jobs  would be at risk.  


“Minister Arjuna Ranatunge’s bodyguards are in trouble by trying to help him. If such things happen our security personnel will not carry out their duties in fear of their jobs,” the MP said. 

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