Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila today thanked the police for arresting Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) leader and MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam.
Addressing the media, he said certain parliamentarians from both the north and the south are under the impression that they are above the law.
“Therefore, we express our pleasure in the police having the backbone to remind the MPs of their real position.
“This is not the first time that MP Gajendrakumar had obstructed the duties of the police and the army,” MP Gammanpila claimed.
The MP was arrested at his Colombo residence by officers from the Maruthankerni and Jayapuram police stations.
A heated argument had erupted between MP Ponnambalam and officers in civvies, including an intelligence officer, when the MP had arrived at a public meeting held at Vadamarachchi East recently. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)