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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from former army commander and Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka last evening, regarding the attempt on his life by a suicide bomber that took place inside the army headquarters in 2006 -- more than seven years after the incident.

Two detectives had visited Mr. Fonseka’s office at around 2.55 pm and spent close on four hours with him. During this time Mr. Fonseka had asked them about the timing of their visit.

“Why did it take them seven years to record my statement about the incident? I told them that I had suspicions about the timing of this," said Mr. Fonseka, speaking to Daily Mirror.

Speaking further he said that he had told the detectives that he believed there was a bigger conspiracy behind the attempt on his life.

“I told them that I didn't think this was the work of a few junior cadres and handlers; there was a bigger conspiracy than that," he said.

A female LTTE cadre made an attempt on Gen. Fonseka's life on April 25, 2006.  11people were killed and 27 wounded in the attack. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Anura Friday, 17 May 2013 05:21 AM

    Another Asiyawe Ashcharya !!!

    Nirmal Fernando Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:36 PM

    Will they tell that it was political motivated suicide attempt as a result of a foreign conspiracy?

    Faizal Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:55 PM

    surprisingly fast investigation! round of applause..

    My Lanka Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:26 PM

    Another Jilmart/vendetta against SF as he is one of the better leaders in this country...and guess who does not like him..

    My Lanka Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:31 PM

    CID.....Has lost its credibility and regard by the common public..Another Criminal division that needs to be investigated.

    Suq Madique Friday, 17 May 2013 02:08 AM

    Reason has been 'cooked' up already....just going through the motions now.

    HKS Friday, 17 May 2013 02:12 AM

    MATA KISIMA DEYAK MATHAKA NEHE KIYALA KIYANNA SIR!!

    GB Friday, 17 May 2013 02:39 AM

    They might say can not remember any thing and finaly commanders of the forces might salute them also.
    Simple as that.

    willows Friday, 17 May 2013 03:17 AM

    May the lord god bless you and your family Sir.

    Viktor Friday, 17 May 2013 03:37 AM

    They want to restore his civic rights so that he can contest and create problems in choosing a common candidate

    Nimal Friday, 17 May 2013 03:50 AM

    Best MAN for today

    Real Peace Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:27 PM

    It's because his mouth is too big and too long...!!

    kumki Friday, 17 May 2013 06:49 AM

    late duty

    Roshan Friday, 17 May 2013 08:26 AM

    Don't be ungrateful, you are living in peace because of him.

    Apuhamy Friday, 17 May 2013 08:33 AM

    I like you sir, but still you are far away on how to use your mouth sensibly.

    athula Friday, 17 May 2013 08:38 AM

    Real Peace you know thats it.

    Mikee Friday, 17 May 2013 09:00 AM

    Hope he is not going to be arrested on the victory day.

    never4get Friday, 17 May 2013 09:32 AM

    Weeks after the Boston bombing they come out with the news that they found a note from the bomber in the boat saying they did it to seek revenge for killing of muslims by the US, our CID after sleeping for years will now come with a story that they found evidence that SF has staged this on agreement that he should not be killed!! Anything is possible in Sri Lanka we will turn black charcoal into white charcoal! Not surprising!

    Nims Friday, 17 May 2013 10:26 AM

    Including Banki Moon, Navi pillai, Obama, Cameron

    Ashokan Friday, 17 May 2013 11:16 AM

    Sir, I am a Tamil and grateful to you. I can walk on the Colombo streets without "Bomb scare" because of you.

    doggydog Friday, 17 May 2013 12:35 PM

    I thought this is part of that "independant and credible investigation" the West is asking for.

    Foxen Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:17 AM

    Something very fishy and Sir you must have made a statement to upset someone.

    desilva Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:51 AM

    Sir telll the whole truth nothing but the truth.There are people who brought that killer to the camp still at large.

    janak Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:51 AM

    BECAUSE CID HAS MORE WORK TO DO.

    Chewing Gum Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:00 AM

    The could get all the details from the two government ministers and the other VIP.

    MZS Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:00 AM

    Me mokatadha enne ??????

    Sam Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:06 AM

    Some times strange things happen in Sri Lanka!! Stranger than fiction.

    baby Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:09 AM

    will they conclude that it was staged by SF himself..?

    Clifford David Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:13 AM

    What is not strange in our Country. everyday we can hear strange stories from all part of this country.

    Critic Roshan Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:12 AM

    If few mango trees were planted on 25 April 2006, by now it could have yielded juicy fruits. Long live Sri Lanka judiciary and the Police.

    renu Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:12 AM

    They are now going to frame charges on KP, Pilliyan, & Karuna

    Ratavasiya Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:46 AM

    why this has taken such a long time. strange?

    Gon Haraka Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:20 AM

    Will it end up like " SF saying " I tried to blow up myself"?????

    cc Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:00 AM

    cooking up another reason to arrest him? via DM Android App

    Premalal Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:40 AM

    CID has just woken up. They think that it is still 2006.

    Kiwi Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:48 AM

    Investigations might show that he staged the attack on himself for publicity.

    Grace Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:55 AM

    Can he remember what happened exactly before nine years and after so much mental pressure?

    Shan Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:53 AM

    Beginning of some soft corner for SF - Another Geneva meeting around the corner

    serendib Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:16 PM

    Seems to be the Government is offering an Olive branch to the General.Anyway he deserves much respect since he handled the ruthless LTTE,

    Truth Hurts Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:18 PM

    SHOWS HOW FAST THEY ARE!

    wasanthi Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:20 PM

    Ratawasiya Ours is a Strange country. no wonder.


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