Parliamentarian Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today questioned if Members of Parliament are being subject to body searches when entering Parliament based on a tip-off by the intelligence units.
The Parliamentarian said MPs, as public representatives, have the right to be notified if any intelligence information has been received of a threat.
MP Fonseka said he was informed that the decision was reached at a party leaders’ meeting and through a letter that was placed on his table in Parliament.
He noted that nowhere in the world are body searches carried out adding that modern technology should instead be used.
Responding, Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena said the decision was reached by the Speaker of House considering Parliament’s security.