Mahinda lets it slip regarding assassination bid on Maithri :Corporal and firearm not taken into custody -An analysis

29/April/2015

 President Maithripala Sirisena is a politician who escaped 6 assassination attempts on him . On 9 th October 2008 , in Boralesgamuwa , his car was targeted for attack by a  suicide bomber , stories did the rounds at that time the Rajapakse regime  was involved. Now , as recently as 25 th of this month , when Maithri was at Hambantota , the fortress of  the Rajapakses , an army corporal with a weapon allegedly attached to the security detail of Namal Rajapakse threateningly moved into close quarters of Maithri. Though he was reckoned as  a suspect he has still not been arrested. Lanka e news learns that the CID had only recorded a statement of his , even without dispossessing him of the weapon , and released him.

Police media spokesman , ASP  Ruwan Gunasekera answering queries posed by Lanka e news , while confirming these details said , statements have been recorded of over 15 persons. Among them were PSD officers, STF officers , and the army corporal. However so far , a statement of Namal Rajapakse had not been recorded. A statement from PSD chief DIG  S.M. Wickremesinghe had also not been recorded  in connection with the  security lapse, Gunasekera further confirmed.

It is being widely questioned  whether the police are following a new policy of making arrests  only after the president is shot down .

Based on the probe conducted by the Lanka e news inside information division , there are a number of reasons to suspect that an assassination bid was  made by the Rajapakses on Mathripala , and that misfired.