Image result for Sri Lankan PresidentAn Indian national who was aware to kill Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has been arrested, a court was told.

The Indian national, identified as M Thomas by Lankan media, was arrested on Tuesday from the house of the Anti Corruption Movement activities director Namal Kumara, who revealed the death plot, CID Chief Inspector Ranjith Munasinghe informed the Fort Magistrate Court.

Officer Jayaratne instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to additionally interroaget Thomas and report the findings to the court.

Thomas was arrested when he visited Kumara’s home at Warakapola in the south western district.

Kumara had uncovered that former in charge for the Terrorist Investigation Division DIG Nalaka de Silva had talked about with him the charged plot to kill Sirisena and the previous Defense Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the court was told.

Silva was questioned by the CID on Kumara’s disclosures. He has been transferred out of the terrorism  pending investigations.

Thomas who was arrested for his charged connections to Kumara, touched base in the nation on a visitor visa, which he outstayed, the court was told.

In the interim, the court has ordered to check the authenticity of sound tapes which Kumara had created implied to be discussions among him and Silva.

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