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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera lodged a complaint with the CID this afternoon, requesting an immediate investigation into an alleged conspiracy that was hatched at Temple Trees, which, if successful would have dealt a hammer blow to Sri Lanka’s democracy.


Minister Samaraweera, speaking to media outside the offices of the CID, said that he had handed over all the details of the alleged plan to the CID on the matter and he had also given a statement concerning the plan that was allegedly hatched by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, together with several other top officials of the government, to subvert the democratic process in the country in the wee hours of January 9.


He said they had been reliably informed of a plan which had been hatched at Temple Trees to suspend the Presidential election result and implement emergency law in the country, in the early hours of January 9.  


“Part of the plan had been to surround the Elections Department using military personnel from the Panagoda camp and bend the Elections Commissioner to their will and create a dangerous situation in the country,” he added.


However, he said that the brave actions of the IGP, Army Commander and the Attorney General, Yuvanjan Wijeyathileka, in standing up against the plan and refusing to follow the orders, ensured that democracy in the oldest democracy in Asia was preserved. (Lakna Paranamanna)









 
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  • Shamil Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:44 PM

    This is a very serious issue. Must be investigated and punished. via DM Android App

    sri Thursday, 15 January 2015 05:42 AM

    If it is true , the former President has let down all the people in SL.

    Narada Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:21 AM

    මහින්ද සහ රනිල් කියන්නේ හොඳ නායකයෝ දෙන්නෙක්. මහින්ද රනිල්ට හොඳට සැළකුවා. රනිලුත් එහෙම පළිගන්න කෙනෙක් නෙවෙයි. ඒත් චන්ද්‍රිකා සහ මංගල කියන්නේ වෙන ම සත්තු දෙන්නෙක්. බටලන්ද කොමිසමක් දාලා රනිල්ගෙන් පලිගන්න බැලුවා. දැන් මේ නො කෙරිච්ච කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් ගැන කියලා මහින්දගෙන් පලිගන්න බලනවා. ඇයි මේ ගොල්ලන්ට බැරි මිනිස්සුන්ට වැඩක් වෙන දෙයක් ගැන හිතන්න.

    Tikirimole Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:10 AM

    We had legitimate reason to fear violence after MS wins. We did not learn moon science to know that. But they tried a different kumantharanaya.

    Tikirimole Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:12 AM

    Warner Brothers became Vaana Brothers with what they did.


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