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Indian envoy meets Prez over RAW claim

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In the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena reportedly implicating India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the alleged assassination attempt on him, Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu called on him yesterday and sought clarification in this regard, it is learnt.

According to reports, the President expressed his disappointment over the lack of progress in the conduct of investigations into the alleged attempt on his life.

Following local and international media reports that the RAW was implicated in this case, the High Commissioner visited the President yesterday morning and inquired after the allegations. It is learnt that India wanted to seek `clarity on this matter.

The President’s office issued a media statement only after the High Commissioner’s visit, it is learnt. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 18

  • Haramanis Thursday, 18 October 2018 08:18 AM

    India interfering in Sri Lanka again - just as it is doing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Maldives. Masters at assassination in Bangladesh and Nepal. Is Sri Lanka its next target????

    TJ Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:10 AM

    Our president has nowadays become a loose cannon. He should not be allowed to make unsubstantiated allegation and get away with them.

    Ravi Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:52 AM

    You *****,there are credible allegations already exist,that is why a DIG is under investigation and a mysterious Indian National in the custody of the CID. And you want the President to keep silent.

    Kamal Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:44 AM

    You are right TJ. He is the president of the country; this is not like cashew nuts and Brassier. Mean time We all know what Raw did training, arming Ltte and other terrorist groups. we need to be very careful when dealing with India. If get problems with India no country will directly help us.

    Will Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:21 AM

    Srilanka's economy is in bad situation,and the current government is ready to sell any asset, to find cash to pay day to day work, at the beginning government allowed supporters to brig down BMWs and high class vehicles, for no or less tax, help business men no or less custom tax, passed hints of would be changes , so they can earn billions,now economy in doldrums,and India is trying to make hay while sun shine, though their home front is not good shape but trying to compete with rich china,demanding various reasons,Sirisena would not supportive because of his nationalistic feeling,but if ranil is in high nothing impossible for them so what RAW attempting cannot ignore as such

    Nihal Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:45 AM

    It's open secret that RAW Personnel Roaming every where to form Indian Influential government Specially ***** doing its smoothest operations please stop intefering us

    jimbo Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:58 AM

    MS's time is over. He and RW can pack their bags and retire from politics. MR is a better choice.

    Pradeep Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:10 AM

    Sri Lankans must not test India’s patience. We can be a good neighbour if you are. Otherwise we can break you into two just like we did to Pakistan in 1971.

    Nalliah Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:12 AM

    The President should call all the major news medias in the world and internationalise the threat coming from India.

    samy Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:24 AM

    now you want to internationalize, but all these days you all were saying int. community is interfering in internal affairs

    RR Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:34 PM

    Samy,you expect all to behave like a robot?

    S.P.Ramkumar Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:12 AM

    India should stop this type of dirty things, Last 30 yard war taken place because of India's invisible hands. Now Our country is going to good path, but India does not like, measures taken place to change Government,

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:46 AM

    Your Excellency, it was a nightmare please give him some soothing word, his secretary has already explained the truth.

    TONY Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:20 AM

    MR ALSO ATTRIBUTED RAW INTERFERENCE IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS THAT MR LOST. BUT THEN INDIA WAS SILENT. WHY ARE THEY INTERFERING NOW?

    Ceylon Thursday, 18 October 2018 01:35 PM

    mental case.

    Souls Thursday, 18 October 2018 03:41 PM

    When things go wrong in SL they say interference of foreign countries. When they wanted help they run to India for intelligence , radar facilities and pilots. SL called in the IPKF and killed innocent Jaffna people . Go to Jaffna hospital and see for your self the photographs displayed in front of the deceased personnel worked in the hospital. They were just massacred. Let India repay this by developing the North. They cannot give us back the dead souls.

    Martin Milton Thursday, 18 October 2018 06:33 PM

    It is high time HE becomes pro active - if he understands what that means. This is an extremely dangerous situation just as when India trained the LTTE and Sri Lanka suffered over 30 years of Tamil terrorism. HE needs to lay it on honestly with the Indian HC who will no doubt try to 'talk down' to HE as is their norm. HE needs to act like the President he needs to be and let this Indian HC know that Sri Lanka will NOT stand or such destabilisation activities by India. HE should not exchange mere 'pleasantries' with this High Commissioner but talk to him straight and thereafter ask him to leave his office. Now THAT is how a President needs to act. MM

    Shameer Thursday, 18 October 2018 08:52 PM

    Sometime back there was a secret meeting between MR


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