(February 04, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Here we are published a copy of the complaint by Somawansha Amarasingha ,leader of the JVP to the Inspector General of Sri Lanka regarding a death threat made by the Secretary Defence Lt. Col. Gotabhaya Rajapaksha , himself using his own cell phone on the 28th January 2010 at 9.21.
Here is full text of the complaint;
Today, the 28th January 2010, at 9.21 am I’m received a call on mobile phone that I am using. The phone number which appeared on screen was the mobile number of the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksha. The mobile number of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksha 0773501626 was given to me by him a long time ago. When I tried to answer the call and only could say “hello!” I felt that his voice sounded very apprehensive.
He started to threaten me. This is how threatened me.” Be warned, I will set n fire your Lanka Newspaper office”, “you talk much and you went hiding in a foreign country”. Then I said.” Not only was I, you too in the past”. Then he got infuriated and started abusing me in a filthy way and said,” You dog, you wait and see I will kill you. I will finish off you soon.”
When he started to threaten me, I switched the phone speaker mode so that the party Comrades Vajira Yasantha Ranaweera and Janaka Mahinda Pieris , who were there with me at the time, were able to hear the voice of Defence Secretary.
Defence secretary of Sri Lanka threatening me in this manner must be given your serious attention. I hereby make this written complaint for my future safety.