( December 25, 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) We reliably learn that several powerful officials in the defence establishment are drawing a plan these days to assassinate the Chief Justice.
The first step of this plan is being implemented in the Y-O Ward in the Welikada Prison. It is persons who have committed serious crimes that are held in this ward. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is currently carrying out an investigation in to the recent riot at the prison and four officers from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) have also been included in the team.
Also, an official who works directly under the Defence Secretary is also included in the team of investigators. His name is Wasantha Kodagoda. The CID officers have found this man’s conduct an obstacle to conducting the investigation.
This official, who had entered the prison under the guise of being part of the investigation, has now developed links with persons who have committed serious crimes in the Y-O Ward. As a result of this move, underworld leader Manna Thushara who has been charged in about 20 murder cases has been transferred from the Y-O Ward to the Temple Ward.
It is learnt that this Manna Thushara is to be taken to the Nugegoda District Court shortly and he is to escape en route to the courthouse. Manna Thushara has been contracted to assassinate the Chief Justice.
Manna Thushara has told his fellow inmates before being transferred to the Temple Ward, “You will be able to see my photographs in the newspapers and television. I’m the one who will give the works to the lady boss.” The “lady boss” has referred to is the Chief Justice.
Senior DIG Anura Senanayake has already taken steps to minimize the security provided to the Chief Justice in order to help Manna Thushara achieve his target without much difficulty.
It is Anura Senanayake who had taken steps to send Wasantha Kodagoda inside the Welikada Prison along with the CCD officials. The President had granted Senanayake an extension of service following a recommendation by the Defence Secretary due these services.
Source: The Lanka News Web