Heated exchange in Parliament over alleged conspiracy to assassinate President

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A heated exchange of words took place in Parliament today over the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Joint opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardana raised the issue in Parliament today and sought a response from the Government on the steps being taken to investigate the allegations.

Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) Director, DIG Nalaka de Silva is being investigated over the allegations.

DIG Nalaka de Silva was yesterday transferred to the IT division of the Police pending the conclusion of the investigations.