Colombo Telegraph

Rajapaksa Regime Brought Down Phone Tapping Equipment Worth $ 150,000

Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando has said that the government under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had imported hi-tech equipment worth US $ 150,000 for the purpose of tapping telephone lines.

Addressing a news conference at Sirikotha yesterday, Fernando said that a decision has been taken to return the equipment back to the supplier, as there is no need for such equipment in the country.

“The Rajapaksas spent a lot of time spying on the people and the opposition when they were in power,” Fernando claimed.

During Rajapaksa’s term, many journalists who were identified as those critical against them, had complained about their phone lines been tapped by unknown parties.

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