JO says Police behind plot to kill MR’s family

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By Sheain Fernandopulle   

The JO was of the opinion that the Police was behind the conspiracy to assassinate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members, JO member MP Shehan Semasinghe said yesterday.  


The CID informed Colombo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday that the Indian national had claimed there was a plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members.   
Addressing a news briefing, MP Semasinghe said the Police seemed to be unconcerned with regard to the spreading rumour on the plot on the lives of President Rajapaksa and his family members.   


“We saw on Wednesday as to how Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera attempted to brush aside the widespread plot under the carpet, saying that nothing had yet been revealed in connection to such a plot,” the MP said.   
“In such a backdrop, when several news reports are being published in this regard, we can’t fathom as to why the Police has turned a blind eye,” he added.   


He insisted that the Government should tighten the security of Mahinda Rajapaksa and look into the matter seriously.   


Meanwhile, D. V. Chanaka said both Arjuna Ranatunga and Dayasiri Jayasekara were responsible for the downfall of Sri Lanka cricket.   


“We recently heard both of them accusing each other, claiming that one or the other should be held responsible for the pathetic state of  Sri Lanka cricket,” MP Chanaka said.  “It is evident that officials are unduly intervening in the affairs of cricket, which has resulted in the desperate state of Sri Lanka cricket,” he added. 

 

 

We saw on Wednesday as to how Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera attempted to brush aside the widespread plot under the carpet

 

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