Additional 2000 troopers got down to Colombo to implement this plot
Leader Democratic Party/ Ex-Army commander - General Sarath Fonseka
“According to the information we have received, the Army Commander under instructions of the President, the Defence Secretary and Chief of Defence Staff planned something fishy, something irregular and to implement this plot, they got down an additional group of 2000 troopers to be deployed in Colombo. It did not materialize due to a request by the IGP or the Elections Commissioner. Hence, it was a definite violation of law and order in the country. It was an unwanted, secret deployment and specific officers were assigned to be in-charge of this deployment.
We learnt that when the election results were going against Mahinda Rajapaksa, they were to do something similar to the plan they implemented in 2010, where the EC would be detained and the results changed. This time, we heard that even at the last minute, they were discussing on how to stay in power for at least another two more years without announcing the results.
The army deployment was irregular and it was definitely not in the interest of the security of the state. On the election day, it is not lawful to deploy military in that nature and this indicates a definite coup attempt.
Finally, because the results were way against them anddue to the mounting international pressure to refrain from meddling with the results, they took a step back. The Army was there even for the next two days until former President Chandrika Kumaratunga informed the Defence Secretary to instruct the troops to be pulled out of Colombo”.
The Army Commander is responsible for the deployment of the troops and it was a clandestine arrangement. Neither the Army Chief nor the Chief of Defence Staff can wash their hands off the act now.”
When the election results were going against MR, they were to do something similar to the plan they implemented in 2010