According to reports, the minister has received a backup vehicle with five STF personnel.
In a statement, the minister had said that he faced serious security issues and sought the intervention of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and had also written to the IGP in September.He added that certain politicians in Colombo are behind these threats.
“Some fallen politicians are all out to destroy my party and block the fair representation I seek for the communities my party represents in the city council,” he said.
“The links between such politicos with underworld elements are visible. Some are connected to white-van saga of the earlier era and drug dealers,” he added.