Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Patali Champika Ranawaka speaking in Parliament today (21) alleged that the officers at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) are tapping his phone calls made through WhatsApp. The MP pointed out that the CID has violated his parliamentary privileges.
Revealing that the CID has not obtained a magistrate’s order to tap his phone calls, Ranawaka added this has been confirmed by the CID officials themselves. This is being carried out on an order by the CID Director Prasad Ranasinghe, the MP divulged.
The MP, accordingly, has requested the Speaker to summon the relevant officials before the Parliament Privilege Committee and conduct a probe in this regard. Ranawaka has further requested that the mobile service providers be also summoned before the Committee for questioning.