CID to probe assassination plot: President

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Speaking on the alleged conspiracy to assassinate him and former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President Maithripala Sirisena said today the investigation into the incident would be handed over to the CID no sooner the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) concluded its probe and submitted its preliminary report.

Speaking to the Heads of Media Institutions at the President’s House, he said he spoke to IGP Pujith Jayasundara about this matter this morning as well.

“The recording, which talks of assassination attempts on me and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, states that they want to do so because we are against drugs. I already spoke to the IGP and will discuss the issue further this evening as well,” he said.

  Comments - 32

  • Freeda Friday, 14 September 2018 05:46 PM

    Fake news!Joke of the Century. MY3 is surrounded by 1500 PSD staff.

    Dinga Saturday, 15 September 2018 05:30 AM

    Attempts are made against the President of the US with all the military might that money can buy. They all arrested and gone to jail

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 15 September 2018 06:15 PM

    Very good attempt to divert attention but this is a real joke, unfortunately or fortunately it is not an April Fool Day!

    Chris Friday, 14 September 2018 05:49 PM

    If Gota is against drugs how is he a great friend of Duminda?All interesting stories these days from the President .

    DHA Friday, 14 September 2018 05:55 PM

    Probably the Cashew nut supplier is waiting to get at you...

    Cashew Nut Supplier Saturday, 15 September 2018 08:33 AM

    This MY3 fellow ruined my business!

    Jaliya Friday, 14 September 2018 06:07 PM

    I don't think a person who wants to assassinate another will advertise their intentions over a telephone call or at the dinner table. Something doesn't add up in here. The details are confusing misleading and inaccurate at the least. Perhaps the president is trying to deviate the attention of something elsewhere.

    Dutchy Friday, 14 September 2018 06:30 PM

    No diferrence SIU, CID, TID . All are SL Police

    VERT EFFICIENT INDEED Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:43 AM

    AND YET - no cases filed onm Lasntha , Thajudeen murders. VERY EFFICIENT INDEED.

    saliya Friday, 14 September 2018 06:56 PM

    HE started working jointly for the next presidential election campaign?

    Unchikun Friday, 14 September 2018 07:08 PM

    Reminds me of my favorite song ""Puppet on a String"".

    ET Friday, 14 September 2018 07:11 PM

    Why did we vote for this man, who do not understand accountability and independent judiciary. Only thing left for Yahapalanaya was the independence of the judiciary and this was compomised by Sirisena who called AG to his office.

    TONY Friday, 14 September 2018 07:50 PM


    Saman Friday, 14 September 2018 08:13 PM

    This is sick. I thought we moved on from that past. Whoever the person this should not be happing.

    Dee Friday, 14 September 2018 08:45 PM

    Will we also have to resort to illegal forms of migrating from Sri Lanka soon?

    VJ Friday, 14 September 2018 08:58 PM

    The campaign has started, looking for sympathy votes? Even the case on the assassination attempt on the former defense secretary was recently dismissed by the courts.

    Hadam Friday, 14 September 2018 09:04 PM

    You ‘ll have to provide extra funding for CID, they already stretched to investigate previous cases you been dishing out including the cashew nut case.

    Villa Friday, 14 September 2018 09:16 PM

    UNP getting cornered day by day against the wall.

    Devalei Kudda Saturday, 15 September 2018 04:57 AM

    Kataragama devaleita awith horra poll gahapun.

    kalualbert Saturday, 15 September 2018 05:35 AM

    Assignations and murder is nothing new to UNP, JVP and LTTE

    Dee Saturday, 15 September 2018 09:25 AM

    How about the former regime? The now JO or whatever! It's their way of life

    asanjay Saturday, 15 September 2018 07:21 AM

    What a fail state has this country become. This country is going to be worse than Mexico and Venezuela. In another country these officer would be arrested with immediate effect. This is like the Committee Ranil put to cover the bond scam. This man will do anything to sit in that chair.

    Citizen Perera Saturday, 15 September 2018 07:57 AM

    Million dollar question is why that guy called media personal and published in media rather than report it to President or any other trust worthy personal?

    dulan Saturday, 15 September 2018 08:17 AM

    2 birds with one stone

    Andrew Saturday, 15 September 2018 09:37 AM

    This looks like you cover my back and I will cover your back and lead the country on a wild goose chase. Hurray!!!

    lakshitha Saturday, 15 September 2018 09:53 AM

    This is all bulshit talk to gain sympathy,,,now why do u want the CID when a few days back u called a cabinet meeting and criticised the CID when they were doing their job,,,u are double tounged Mr President..

    Francis Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:09 AM

    The one who wants to kill him better commit suicide than kill this guy

    Thomas Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:36 AM

    Do not divert peoples attention from burning economic to imaginary assassination plots Dear President please deliver what you and your govt promised the people in 2015

    Lank De Silva Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:14 AM

    Aiyyo Sirisena ! ...... Haah hah hah hah ....... hooooooh ...

    silly ass Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:36 AM

    All rubbish.!

    Lima Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:36 PM


    SAM Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:21 PM

    Hightime you guys play netball

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