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Speaker raises concerns over newspaper columns

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today told Parliament he will raise worries with a leading private newspaper over a gossip post it prints on its front page.

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran raised a honor issue in Parliament today over matters related to him which had appeared in the column.

Sumanthiran said it was suspected in the gossip column that he had been cautioned by opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa of a possible attack in Batticaloa on Easter Sunday.

He said that the newspaper had requested he was told by Rajapaksa not to join the Easter Sunday service at Zion church.

He advised the Speaker to raise his worries with the newspaper.

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