Fonseka was to assassinate MR: Defence Ministry
By Supun Dias
Jan 28, 2010

In an explosive revelation the Defence Ministry claimed a short while ago that there was an attempt by General Sarath Fonseka to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family in Colombo.

Director of the government Media Center for National Security (MCNS) Lakshman Hullugale told reporters that there was ample evidence to prove the General hatched the assassination attempt from two hotels in Colombo.

He said the President and his family were to be assassinated along Galle road in Colombo or at the Lake house junction in Fort. Hullugale added that 9 army deserters who were arrested from outside a hotel in Colombo yesterday were part of this plot and investigations into this are now underway.

Earlier yesterday General Fonseka, in an interview with News X in India from a Colombo hotel, claimed there was an attempt to arrest him and his security staff and later assassinate him.

Courtesy: Daily Mirror