Parliamentarians Prof. Channa Jayasumana and Premnath C Dolawatte today raised concerns over an incident where a group of visitors to the Parliament premises had recorded the interior of the Parliamentary premises via mobile phones.
The due urged the Speaker of the House to promptly look into the matter.
Speaking in Parliament today, former Minister Jayasumana claimed the unknown individuals were observed recording the Sub-Committee meeting rooms.
The former Minister urged the Speaker to look into the matter, reveal their identities and take necessary steps to remove all unknow individuals from the Parliament premises.
He said certain MPs are afraid to come in for Parliamentary sessions due to these developments.
Joining the debate, MP Dolawatte claimed all MPs participate in Parliamentary session while also dealing with many issues.
He said while media is allowed to report details of Parliament session to the public, he noted two unknown individuals outside of a government Parliament group meeting room recording the proceedings.
The Parliamentarian said while it is usual for media personnel to record details through conventional equipment, it was very unusual that these individuals used mobile phones.
He questioned if such individuals are allowed to freely record the interior of the Parliament.
The MP also urged the Speaker to take necessary steps claiming they attend Parliamentary proceedings for the benefit of democracy ignoring the risks to their own lives.
Responding to the MP, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana the matter will be looked into.