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Indian national had not revealed any assassination plot: Police Spokesman

26 September 2018 08:33 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara today said the Indian national had not revealed any assassination plot to the CID on President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa but had only spoken of a threat to several individuals following the revelation by Anti Corruption Movement’s Director Operations Namal Kumara on assassination plot.

He told a news conference that the CID in its B-report filed in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday had not mentioned anything about an assassination plot revealed by the Indian national.

SP Gunasekara said that the Indian National Mercil Thomas had been arrested by the CID on September 21 on information received by Anti Corruption Movement’s Director Operations Namal Kumara.

“The only thing the suspect had revealed was that he felt about a threat to several individuals after disclosing the video and audio clip of a telephone conversation by Namal Kumara at a press conference and the media reports on the incident. The suspect had said to the CID officers that he visited Namal’s residence to inquire about it,” SP Gunasekara added.

He said the Indian national had arrived in Sri Lanka in January 2017 and added that he had stayed in several places.

“However, it was yet to reveal how and from whom he received funds. CID is conducting further investigations on a detention order,’ he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 6

  • Priya Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:40 AM

    Do you guys think we are fools ? Why was the Indian so interested in this assassination plot ? Why would he just visit Kumar's house? Just to inquire? What nonsence !!! When things are slowly coming out, it seems like everyone is getting worked up. No doubt this will end up like the Central Bank bone issue. Straight to the dustbin !!!?

    JIM Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:35 AM

    Do you guys think we are fools ? Of course, we do.

    Ram Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:36 AM

    From the earlier news item where Minister Samarasinghe is quoted it may be he knows something more than the Police Spoke person. So the minister must be questioned

    JIM Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:37 AM

    why bother, read it in the paper, tomorrow

    sobers Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:50 AM

    Do not jump the gun, until the investigations are over. Cheap journalism and laymen coming to conclusions on their own is very dangerous. CID should investigate such improper news. If not diplomacy will be under threat.

    Ceylon Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:40 PM

    One week only drama.


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