A man from Balapitiya revealing his name and identity has telephoned Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswarn and said Rs 25 million payment has been made for the CM’s life and TNA Leader R Sampanthan.
He had also emailed the Chief Minister a month ago and called him recently to give details of the conspiracy. A month ago the CM received an email from the same man ( He admitted it was him who sent it) revealing about the conspiracy to kill him and Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan.
The informant said an official from the TID one Mr de Silva has haressed him for giving the tip off to the CM.
He had also told the who are the assigned contract killers and their motivation was to kill them and say that the LTTE is still active and blame them.
The informant has given all personal details about him.
The CM has informed the relevant authorities and informed the President about it too.
He said it was the TNA that called for additional police protection for him and the Opposition leader.
Full text of the Northern Province Chief Minister’s statement:
None should stoop to such low level in politics to transform a serious matter into a political gimmick. Political considerations seem to pervade all our institutions and it is regretted.
A person from Balapitiya sent me an email in Sinhala over a month ago. Around end of September I got a call presumably from the same person confirming he had sent such an email explaining its contents. He said he had come to know of a conspiracy on payment of Rupees Twenty Five million to kill Hon’ Sambandan and me and to put the blame on the LTTE making out they are still in existence actively. He gave details as to how he came to know about it, who were to be contracted to kill and so on. I said I will look into it and sent a complaint to IGP with a copy of the email and also gave HE the President copy of what I sent the IGP. I told them it was my duty to bring such matters to their notice. I did not ask for any additional security.
But the Northern Provincial Council having heard of the threat asked for additional security for their CM. The reply by someone from the Government which spoke of political undertones was directed to the Chairman NPC who made the request for additional security not to me because I never made any request for additional security.
The informer phoned up again a few days ago and said the Director, TID, one Mr. de Silva was harassing him for having given the message to me. He had asked the informant as to why he was helping a Tamil and that he should be ashamed for being a traitor trying to help a Tamil. I brought that matter too to the notice of IGP personally. The complainant’s name, address and phone number have already been given. IGP promised to look into it. I presume he will send me a report soon. ( By Myrna L )