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STF Protection Removed for Sumanthiran MP

Special Task Force officers provided for the security of TNA parliamntarian M A Sumanthiran has been withdrawn since last night.

Speaking to local media, MP Sumanthiran told that his protection was stripped yesterday soon after P2P protest march was concluded.

Sumanthiran was provided with additional STF protection due to threats against his life since 2013.

His security was briefly withdrawn during 2018 when constitutional coup was in Sri Lanka but later restored after intervention by parliament, Sumanthiran said.

He declined to comment on number of STF personnel attached to his security by the successive governments.

Tamil political sources said he is now provided with police protection generally provided to a MP.

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