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By Supun Dias

In an explosive revelation the Defence Ministry claimed a short while ago that there was an attempt by General Sarath Fonseka to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family in Colombo.

Director of the government Media Center for National Security (MCNS) Lakshman Hullugale told reporters that there was ample evidence to prove the General hatched the assassination attempt from two hotels in Colombo.

He said the President and his family were to be assassinated along Galle road in Colombo or at the Lake house junction in Fort. Hullugale added that 9 army deserters who were arrested from outside a hotel in Colombo yesterday were part of this plot and investigations into this are now underway.

Earlier yesterday General Fonseka, in an interview with News X in India from a Colombo hotel, claimed there was an attempt to arrest him and his security staff and later assassinate him.


NEWS X INTERVIEW BY FONSEKA



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  • Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:42 PM

    dosen,t have correct orders now

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:55 PM

    MR must be walking along the road alone like you and me.
    Better tell those to Mongolians .

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:57 PM

    IDI Ameen also thought like that.......(as MR thought)

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:58 PM

    Sen, Mahinda already asekd this when he was a "human rights activist" in the 70s/80s. Looks like people can change completely.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 11:01 PM

    BRAVO Brando! Good response, short and sweet! Hitting the nail straight on the head.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:59 PM

    About which God you are talking...? We have got "thirty three million" God's ( including few female God's also ) in Sri Lanka !.
    GOD SAVE ME FROM YOUR FOLLOWERS !.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:00 PM

    I think the govt does not Fonseka to leave the country at present, because if he does go out, say to USA or UK and write a book about the final days of the war, he may spill some real explosive stuff which may embarass a few top VVIPs in Sri Lanka etc.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:01 PM

    Hi Amer,

    Yes, there was a heated contest between MR and SF. But no one has killed 'Innocent Tamils'. No matter how long you are waiting for, neither MR nor SF will complain other for killing 'Innocent Tamils'. Only brutal Tamil terrorists were killed.

    Opportunists like you should again be waiting for a separate homeland in SL. Never Happens.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:01 PM

    All the truth will be exposed very soon.
    Said Hussein - Dubai

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:02 PM

    HEE HEE WHAT A JOKE !

    HOW CAN 9 ARMY DESERTERS EVEN IF THEY ARE SUICIDE BOMBERS EVER GET CLOSE TO MR?

    YOU SAY U HAVE WON BUT U ARE STILL SCARED OF SF.

    HE IS OUR LEADER INSPITE OF THIS ABSURD ELECTION RESULT WHICH EVEN A CHILD KNOWS IS FLAWED.
    & YOU SCOUNDRLES IN THE GOVERMNMENT BETTER KNOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ONLY WAITING TILL HE CALLS TO GET ONTO THE STREETS SO DONT THINK THINGS WILL BE HUNKY DORY FOR U ALL THO U CLAIM TO HAVE WON THE ELECTION

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:04 PM

    Something to laugh, Fonseka is not capable of doing anything now, but the government is. Likewise the killings of Pararajasinghem, Ravraj, Maheshwaran , Janaka Perera and Lasantha. When an allegation is made throwing counter allegations are now the latest culture in this land.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:05 PM

    You are right. God wil take his own time

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:08 PM

    for God's sake someone stop this and go on with lives. Fear psychosis of Rajapaksas still remains.

    TRUTH WILL TRIUMPH ONE DAY sooner later

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:10 PM

    Ishan,

    One man is enough to kill Mr.R. Use your own brain.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:26 PM

    THIS IS SIMPLY A FAIRYTALE STORY, WHICH PEOPLE WITH BRAIN WILL KNOW WHAT IS THE TRUTH. THIS IS TOTALLY A MADE UP STORY.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:17 PM

    A thief would like to think others surrounded are also thieves...

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 05:06 PM

    Ha.. Ha.. Ha.. To assassinate the President? ... My foot !!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 05:07 PM

    Now, on this 'charge,' he could be taken-in as a 'suspect'!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:31 PM

    Poor General! Please take him to Jaffna where he will be safe!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:35 PM

    keep going statemen of lanka for others to laugh at all of us

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:37 PM

    Tamil people asked for the world to intervene, and now SF is asking the same? !! so when is MR going to ask ????

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:37 PM

    There is a saying, If the strong harass the weak, God will harass the strong.So the man who was responsible for
    killing thousands of innocent tamils is scared for his life now. Strange But It Is True. My Dear Sri Lankans, do not think that you have defeated the General, just because the minorities supported him. Now majorities will fight among them. This is what the minorities wanted. At least in the future, think there is a God above us, he will justify oneday. Including MR family....

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:40 PM

    only great leaders can be assassinated. so how can MR be assassinated

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:41 PM

    These are speculative and very troublesome. It puts the people into a paranoiia. How could both want to kill each other? SF claims MR wants to assainate him and had asked for security from the Commissioner of Elections.The so called army deserters were security personnel provided by the Commisisioner of Elections. i wish both to be safe.Mahinda is magnanimous and wil l forgive SF and both will become friends again.MR wil appoint SF as Ambassador to the USA.The country is playing into the hands of a foreign power. The Dublin Permanent Triibunal will hear this case. Sam

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:46 PM

    Claims and counter claims.

    Its getting interestinger and interestinger - just like Alice in Wonderland!!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:48 PM

    Right!!!!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:48 PM

    As they have the spoon now , they will serve the way they wanna, whither Sri-Lanka?????

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 05:45 PM

    Heh .. heh ..

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:53 PM

    Who should we believe?
    Both sides are spreading misinformation. The unity we saw 7 months ago is rifted now!!
    Whose behind these? Whose agenda is this? What John Perkins has written in Confessions of an Economic Hitman alarms me.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 05:46 PM

    This was not a fair election!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:56 PM

    All above there is a god who knows all the truth.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:00 PM

    SF - It would have been ideal if you had accepted the defeat gracefully.
    If this is proven, this is brutal and most sri lankans did not want you to be elected President being an Army Commander.
    If you had come into power, who knows Ranil will be the first to go.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:54 PM

    The interview shows hidden nuances of the real intensions of SF … all this was luckily thwarted just by some miracle. The electoral map is an absolute replica of the Eelam map, didn’t anyone notice how jittery Mano Ganeshan was running around like a mad dog at the Cinnamon after the results were announced. I hope at least now … all those who continue to hero worship this megalomaniac come into their senses.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:01 PM

    Sad...someone is still feeling insecure inspite of winning by crook.....one pathethic family

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:02 PM

    Sri lankans are lucky to have MR reelected as our president.....

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:03 PM

    SF should accept his defeat. Sri Lanka decided!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:03 PM

    Pot calling the Ketle Black, what a joke?

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:05 PM

    Poor Rajapaksas!
    First the LTTE wanted to kill them, and now the Sinhalese are trying to harm them.
    Long live the king who does not even think of harming a fly!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:08 PM

    why waste a bullet on him

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:11 PM

    Ha ha ha ha....... Yes we do believe you

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:15 PM

    it's a conspiracy! we think the other way around!!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:19 PM

    I do not believe this story but he will have face the consequences of making comments regarding national security.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 06:47 PM

    Adey, what a joke this is ! ! !

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:19 PM

    It is impossible for anyone to assasinate MR. The security he uses is impregnable. No one in the world has such air tight security. One wonders how MR breathes through his security cordon. This has to be a serious fabrication to tarnish the image of one of Sri Lanka's most valiant sons. We all knew the General would lose no matter what. Exercising one's franchise in Sri Lanka under MR is a ridicule of the voter. How stupid we must be trudging to polling booths to cast a senseless and useless vote. Jayawewa Sri Lanka. 40.15% of your sons and daughters are considered TRAITORS because they didn't vote for MR.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 06:51 PM

    Already decided to put SF behind bars, under the PTA?

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:20 PM

    Mr Hulugalle,

    Are you telling that SF can assasinate MR with the help of 9 deserters (for sure no army deserter will act as a suicide bomber ),...Well one thing for sure ..there are people who will believe your joke.also...BUt pls dont go such low level,

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:27 PM

    if they arrest SF.
    it will be a "BUMARANKAYA" for them

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:29 PM

    is this really true???????

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:29 PM

    Poor chap VP must be missing all these dramas !!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:30 PM

    We are free from the clutches of our enemies, who we thought,were -LTTE! Do we have now a new 'war'?

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:31 PM

    It would have been easier to carry out these tasks whilst in the army.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:32 PM

    This is one hell of a government, only good at lies and deceit! SF is a national hero and no one would believe these cheap stories.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:36 PM

    what a joke???we are sure MR will do such a cheep thing...but SF wont do....

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:39 PM

    A stupid country ruled by a bunch of liars.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:47 PM

    There are people who fall for these kind of lies.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:31 PM

    all you guys who are scoffing at the news, don't be so sure. there's a lot about this guy that you don't know about.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 08:38 PM

    Paranoid delusions!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:57 PM

    Remember the Mumbai Terror Attack? Only a man with Military background will attempt a recreation of that carnage for international exposure and as a means to create mayhem, chaos, and an excuse to turn the country into flames … these were all craftily planned events. POWER AT ANY COST, listen to the interview itself ... hidden nuances of a military take over. I hope at least now … all those who continue to hero worship this megalomaniac come into their senses.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 09:07 PM

    Comedy time !

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:31 PM

    LOOKS LIKE A FAIRY TALE STORY OF THE 21st CENTUARY


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