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Police bust plot to assassinate Prez: Dayasiri

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SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday police intelligence has busted a plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena by convicted drug kingpins now on death row.

“The law enforcement authorities have launched an inquiry into the alleged attempt to assassinate the President,” he said.

The MP told the weekly news briefing that the Easter Sunday attacks, the Parliamentary Select Committee and the dozens of fundamental rights petitions filed in the Supreme Court by various individuals and NGOs were a part of the conspiracy.

“Influential and powerful people are not happy about the President’s war against drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Raids are carried out countrywide and hundreds of law breakers and tonnes of drugs and narcotics have been seized under the direct intervention of the President. The Easter Sunday bomb attack was aimed at weakening or stopping President Sirisena from his war against drugs, narcotics, tobacco and alcohol,” the MP claimed.

He said the main objective of the PSC was to blame the President.

The MP said he was unhappy over the stay order on the death penalty issued by the Supreme Court until October 30 added that it was a ruling against the Supreme Court’s own ruling.

"These convicted drug kingpins have been condemned to death by the High Court and reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal and finally by the Supreme Court," he said. "The legal community, the academia, social organizations, rights campaigners and clergy must initiate a dialogue on the rationale of filing FR petitions against a ruling given by the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court."

The MP said the President was determined to implement the death penalty on convicted drug barons who are on the death row if and when the SC gives its ruling on October 30. (Sandun A Jayasekera)


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  Comments - 9

  • Neil Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:38 AM

    No one would believe these made up stories. You are trying sympathy votes.

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:59 AM

    First Namal Baba and now Dayasiri Baba. Shameless twits!

    Sandaka Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12:03 PM

    What a joker he is turning out to be.

    Amil Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:03 PM

    Anyhow he is a useless president

    Asiri Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:23 PM

    Don't insult our intelligence Mr. Dayasiri

    Daham Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:57 PM

    There is no truth in what he says. Look at his smile while he utter these words. He is blindly trying hard to prove something which no one with common sense will believe.

    shantha wanigathunga Wednesday, 10 July 2019 02:10 PM

    twisted story from twisted brain.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 10 July 2019 03:17 PM

    Who is this great hero who is going to do it on behalf of the majority?

    kumar Wednesday, 10 July 2019 03:23 PM

    The President has accused the drug dealers for Easter attacks, so they are not happy about it!

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