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There was a plot to assassinate me — President

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has  warned that the country could have faced a dangerous situation if the results of the Presidential Election was overturned illegally. He said this was the first time in the country’s history that there was such a high level of political mud-slinging. The President made this statement while addressing a meeting with heads of media institutions. He revealed that even letters threatening public officials had been sent for expressing views on the government’s development programme.He also revealed that there were plans to imprison him, murder Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa at the Galle Face Green and also kill Parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa.

The President divulged to the media chiefs details of a massive conspiracy which was to be carried out with the help of Army deserters who had taken lodging in luxury hotels in Colombo if by chance there was a change in the final election result.The President also emphasized that all media institutions need to play a responsible role so that communalism and terrorism will not resurface. Certain elements were attempting to revive communalism in various ways, he observed.The President requested the media to be responsible and leave no room for any such efforts. Touching on the North-East election result, the President said that their universal suffrage was more important to him than anything else. He said he appreciated the franchise these people exercised without fear and suspicion.

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January 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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