By Colombo Telegraph
“Duminda Silva is not my man, he is Gota’s man” President Mahinda Rajapkasa said to both Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and former Prime Minister and senior Minister Rathnasiri Wickkramanayake.
Informed sources told the Colombo Telegraph that, three months ago, Bharatha had complained to the President that Duminda Silva had given a contract to underworld thugs to murder him. President Rajapaksa had subsequently ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate the alleged murder plot. Two underworld gangsters who were in police custody at that time had given statements to the CID confirming the murder plot. Bharatha Lakshman had secured a copy of this CID investigation report and informed Rathanasiri Wickramanayke, Minister Susil Premajayantha, Alavi Moulana, the Governor of the Western Province, Minister John Senavirathne and some other senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party members about the CID findings.
The Colombo Telegraph has learnt from several sources within the ruling party that Rathnasiri Wickkramanayake and Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra had met and urged the President to remove Duminda Silva from Kolonnawa and arrest the underworld gangs operating under Duminda three month ago. It was then that the President had stated, “Duminda Silva is not my man, he is Gota’s man”
Three weeks before his murder, Bharatha had met two senior lawyers with a view to initiate legal
proceedings against Duminda Silva based on the CID report. Listen here Baratha on Duminda Silva\’s underworld and death threats
Related links ; Bharatha on Duminda’s underworld links see http://colombotelegraph.com/2011/10/09/bharatha-lakshman-on-duminda-silvas-underworld-connections-4-sinhala-voice-records/