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Sirisena calls Modi to deny reports of accusing Indian involvement in assassination plot

Sri Lanka’s president called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week, where he denied reports that he had told a cabinet meeting that Indian intelligence agencies were involved in an alleged plot to assassinate him.

In a press release by the Indian prime minister’s office, Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena reportedly stated the “mischievous and malafide reports were utterly baseless and false”.

Sirisena also reportedly went on to tell Modi of “the urgent steps taken by him personally and the Government of Sri Lanka to publicly reject these reports”.

The Hindu however was firm on Sirisena’s alleged claims of Indian involvement, and stated that,

“Our correspondent spoke to two Cabinet ministers and got indirect confirmations from two others before filing the report”.

 

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