Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Sanath Nishantha claims the SLPP cannot be weakened by damaging property or destroying lives of MPs and party members.
Addressing a media briefing in Puttalam today, the MP said the violence that took place on the 9th of May was a deliberate act by a political party against the government.
MP Nishantha who was remanded in connection with the violence on the 9th of May was released on a surety bail of Rs.10 million yesterday.
MP Nishantha said no solutions can be sought for the prevalent issues through the destruction of property belonging to Parliamentarians.
He stated that SLPP members were motivated by the political strength of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The MP added such incidents were a source of strength to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.
SLPP MP Nishantha stated the country was portrayed as engaging in a struggle due to a ‘minor incident’ that took place on the 9th of May.
He claimed information regarding political plans to murder 120 SLPP MPs along with their families by the 11th were received and the incidents on the 9th of May were planned accordingly.
Meanwhile commenting on damages sustained to his own residence on the 9th of May, the Parliamentarian stated the government should provide relief to affected MPs who suffered damages to property adding he did not expect any financial aid.
He said his house was damaged on numerous occasions before and it didn’t affect him as he was able to construct a new house.
However, MP Sanath Nishantha claimed he became emotional when he saw the destroyed bicycle belonging to his child, adding it affected him heavier than the destruction of his house.