COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - Reiterating an earlier claim that he had received threats to his life, Sports Minister said that he would not drink even a glass of water at the Presidential Secretariat because it could be poisoned.
"I have faith in the President (Wickremesinghe), I go to see him. But I will never drink even a glass of water from the Presidential Secretariat because I can't be sure if it has been poisoned," the Minister alleged.
“I am concerned about my life to that extent,” the Minister said.
While stopping short of naming those he believed posed a threat to his life, he alleged people associated with cricket administration would poison him if they could.
The Minister also lashed out at Sagala Ratnayake, who is an advisor to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, for showing compassion towards “corrupt” SLC officials.
“I don’t know why he is compassionate towards the cricket board officials, who have been shown to be corrupt (in the special audit report),” the minister claimed.
“He should be compassionate and praise me,” a visibly agitated Ranasinghe said.