Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara today requested the Speaker of House to conduct an investigation into the violation of his Parliament privileges, by being summoned before the Criminal Investigation Department without a particular investigation being cited.
MP Nanayakkara said he was summoned by the Forensic Unit of the CID.
The MP requested the Speaker to summon the CID Director and the Officer in Charge of the Digital Forensic Department before the Parliament Privileges Committee and inquire into their actions.
MP Nanayakkara said summoning him before the CID without any valid reason was a violation of the country’s common law.
He said he believes this was done to disrupt him from attending Parliamentary sessions and being actively involved in proceedings of the House.
MP Nanayakkara requested the Speaker to issue a directive confirming his Parliament privileges were violated through this incident.