PM Calls For Report On Investigation Into Assassination Plot to Kill President Sirisena And Gota

September 15, 2018

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a report on the investigations into the assasination plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

The investigation, in which DIG Nalaka Silva, is implicated is currently being handled by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). 

The investigation was previously handled by the Police Special Investigations Unit and was later transfered to the CID under directive from IGP Pujith Jayasundara. 

The Police started investigations into the TID DIG after an organization affiliated with President Maithripala Sirisena revealed an alleged plot to kill the President and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. 

The organization, speaking to media, said some audio clips relating to the alleged plot had already been handed over to the Police Commission for further investigations. 

They alleged DIG Nalaka Silva was involved in the alleged plot and his voice could be identified in the said audio clips. The contract to kill Sirisena, according to them, was to be given to an underworld kingpin who is currently in Dubai.

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