I am facing death threats: Prez

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President Maithripala Sirisena said today he was facing death threats because of his campaign against drug trafficking and that he had been informed about these threats by intelligence officers.

He said this at a function held in Polonnaruwa to distribute deeds for Mahaweli lands.

The President said there was a conspiracy to destroy him and weaken him as he was leading the campaign against drug smuggling.

“Drug dealers are behind these moves and they are spending a lot of money on this. Social media are campaigning in favour of drug dealers and drug addicts,” he said and added that a number of people was going to court to weaken the anti-drug campaign,” he said and added that the government, the opposition and the NGOs had started to target him.

“I am not here to safeguard anyone. I will take action against anyone who resorts to corruption, fraud and misuse of public funds," the President said.

Referring to the Presidential Commission appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attack, he said investigations had been launched on the report issued by the Commission.

“Seven cases had been filed on this incident in the Supreme Court. Even I had been made a respondent, thanks to the freedom and democracy created in the country. I am ready to adhere to any verdict given by the SC,” he said. (K.G. Karunaratne)

  Comments - 14

  • Chux Tuesday, 02 July 2019 08:57 PM

    Another cock and bull story to get the sympathy

    Pushkara Epa Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:14 AM

    true

    Srilakan justice Wednesday, 03 July 2019 05:30 AM

    Good

    Mohammed Wednesday, 03 July 2019 06:18 AM

    Funny how death threats to him are reaching him in advance, but a death threat to all the Christian/Chatholic population never reached him

    rohani Wednesday, 03 July 2019 07:15 AM

    Is this another hoodoo.

    Venom Wednesday, 03 July 2019 07:24 AM

    So look the other way like you did on 21/4!!!

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:11 AM

    What a guy. Another cooked up story to boost his image which is fagging.

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:12 AM

    Sri , please come with a new story. We have heard this story before.

    Jude Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:22 AM

    Well, majority of SLpeople want you dead !!! Yeah!!

    Chams Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:44 AM

    Please let them kill you before you completely kill the country!

    DillonDP Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:55 AM

    well good riddance then

    xlntgson Wednesday, 03 July 2019 03:00 PM

    Take rest everything will be okay in another few months

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 03 July 2019 03:15 PM

    Congratulation. Then you know now how someone feels who is waiting for the executioner.

    parakum Wednesday, 03 July 2019 03:26 PM

    You will follow the same fate as the founder of your Kodivina party.


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