Feb 08, 2018

Amaraweera alleges Basil met UNP minister to plot to kill president Featured

UPFA general secretary Mahinda Amaraweera believes there is a conspiracy to assassinate president Maithripala Sirisena.

According to him, Basil Rajapaksa and Prasanna Ranatunga had met a UNP minister at his Borella home to plan it.

At a UPFA public rally in Tangalle, Amaraweera said however, he cannot complain to police since there is no definite information regarding the conspiracy.

He went onto say that the president was getting threats to his life due to his policy against the corrupt.

Met no minister – Basil

When contacted, Basil Rajapaksa refuted the allegation and said he would take legal action against minister Amaraweera over it.

Rajapaksa told Sri Lanka Mirror that he had not met any UNP minister, at least at a wedding.

He said that after the president spoke to him over the phone, he met MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera only, but that took place before the nominations for the LG polls were handed over.