The Law Society understands that Mr Jayasuriya officially reported incidents of surveillance on at least two occasions and threats made against him on three occasions. The surveillance incidents involved two vehicles: a motorcycle and a three-wheeler. Mr Jayasuriya filed official police complaints regarding the incidents and requested police protection. However, we understand that the authorities have thus far failed to identify the suspects. We are however pleased to see that the Chief Magistrate in Colombo has ordered the police to provide security for Mr Jayasuriya. That pleasure is tempered by the statement by Mr Jayasuriya that although Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Anura Senanayake told the court that adequate steps had been taken to provide necessary security for him, the security is not adequate or effective.
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