The United National Party (UNP) has condemned the President's statement in response to a statement made by MP Harin Fernando, General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara said in a statement.
Range Bandara states that the President's statement has caused concern to the majority of the people who voted for him.
Harin Fernando has stated in his statement that since his remarks were made in Parliament, a response should take place in Parliament.
However, he says that the statement made by the President is a threat and a violation of parliamentary powers and privileges.
Meanwhile, Range Bandara emphasizes that it is an attack on the heart of democratic norms in Sri Lanka.